An Overnight Freshman

By Terry A. Venneberg, Senate ‘76 In January 1975, I came to Washington to be a Page. I was sponsored by Sen. Mike Gravel, (D-Alaska), who served from 1969 to 1981. I was a 14-year-old from Sitka, Alaska, who had been enamored of all things political for years prior...

Senate Page Diary, Found

By Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Ph.D., Senate ‘68 In a long-forgotten box, I found a diary I had written as a 16-year-old Page in 1967-1968. I kept it on folded and numbered pages of Senate stationery, the beautiful linen paper with the bold blue “U.S. Senate” embossed at...

Finally, on Washington’s Stage

By Samuel Shultz, Senate ’02 Being a Page was an extraordinary experience. But back then, I had no inkling that my dream of the ultimate Washington experience, beyond being a Page, would take 15 years to occur. I fell in love with Washington for its beauty, culture,...