The Richard Nixon “Pumpkin Papers” Address

By James Pickett Wesberry, Jr., House Page 1949-1951 We Pages hated Special Orders because they usually meant overtime for us. Members reserved time in advance, usually five to 15 minutes – occasionally up to 30 minutes — for speeches at the end of the day’s...

A Southern Boy Learns the Northern Ways

By Jerald Lee Watts, M.D., House, 1950 Georgia was still in the throes of racial segregation in the late 1940s and 19502 – a “Jim Crow” state whether anyone admitted it or not. At one time there were even “White Only” election primaries that ended when the courts set...