The Pages Who (Almost) Went to Washington with “Mr. Smith”

By Charles Russell, Senate ‘43 Many Americans are fond of the film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” directed by Frank Capra. It established leading man Jimmy Stewart as a major star. Today we find the depiction of the hero and his victory over a bumbling Senate dated,...

Seduced by Washington

By James Pickett Wesberry, Jr., House Page 1949-1951 My father, stepmother and I made the trip from Georgia at the end of February, 1949, with the understanding that my stepmother would stay with me in Washington. We searched for an apartment and found one at the...