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Peter James Martel, Professor of the Humanities, Doctor of Philosophy, Chief Secretary of the Senate

Peter James Martel, Professor of the Humanities, Doctor of Philosophy,...

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Iron risers of steps in Senate Chamber, n.w.

Iron risers of steps in Senate Chamber, n.w.

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Iron backs of corner seates of gallery, Senate

Iron backs of corner seates of gallery, Senate

U.S. Capitol (drawing). The original U.S. Capitol building, known as the "Old Capitol," was a small brick building that was completed in 1800. It served as the Capitol building until the current building was c... More

United States Senate / M. B. Brady.

United States Senate / M. B. Brady.

Composite photograph showing 68 Senators of the 36th Congress. Key to portraits is available in LOT 11507. Handwritten on front of mount: Deposited in Clerk's office Southern Dist. New York, Sept. 20, 1859. Cop... More

U.S. Senators, 43d Congress / Redington & Shaffer, Landscape Photographers, P.O. Box 258, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senators, 43d Congress / Redington & Shaffer, Landscape Photograp...

Photograph showing members of the 43rd Congress, U.S. Capitol building. 2417 U.S. Copyright Office. Caption below title reads: Taken Thursday, February 12th, 1874, at East Senate Portico of the Capitol. Additio... More

Crowning the abomination / Dalrymple., Political Cartoon

Crowning the abomination / Dalrymple., Political Cartoon

Print shows a huge figure labeled "Tariff for Trusts" wearing a quilted cape labeled with products and percentages, holding papers labeled "Concessions", and sitting between the Senate and House chambers, with ... More

Vice Pres. John Garner returning to Wash. to preside over the Senate during the special session

Vice Pres. John Garner returning to Wash. to preside over the Senate d...

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Senate Chamber, state capitol, Annapolis, Md.

Senate Chamber, state capitol, Annapolis, Md.

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Massachusetts Senator. Washington D.C. A new and Informal picture of United States Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts. a former newspaperman, Senator Lodge is one of the youngest members of the Senate, having just reached his 34th birthday

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If we have to make speeches until morning!' Austin on Senate filibuster. Washington, D.C., July 1. The Senate met at noon yesterday and kept going until 1:53 the next morning. Reason was that a republican bloc, opposed to allowing the President continued power to devalue the dollar and the Treasury to dip into the $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund, filibustered until midnight, at which time the power was supposed to lapse. Some opinion held that the power could again be granted, even after that time, so Senator Warren R. Austin told reporters that he had a list of 10 Senators who would speak if it held the Senate in session until dawn. The monetary authorization was, as was promised, 'talked to death'

If we have to make speeches until morning!' Austin on Senate filibuste...

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McKinley's Ohio home yields wood for gavel. Garner made gift by Commerce Group. Washington, D.C., May 4. Canton, Ohio's Chamber of Commerce today called upon the Vice President to make him a present of a gavel turned from wood taken from the home of the late President McKinley in Canton. Mr. Garner said that he would open the Senate with it today and then place it in the Garner Room at the University of Texas. Left to right: John A. Pearl, L.S. Hamaker, President of the Canton Chamber of Commerce, the Vice President, Rep. James Seccombe of Ohio, and A.B. Arbaugh. All but Mr. Garner are from Canton

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Concentrated wealth on increase. Washington D.C. Concentration of wealth in the control of a few corporations has increased since 1931. Dr. Charles A. Beard, (right) told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee today. Dr. Beard, noted political scientist and economist, was testifying in defense of the O'Mahoney Corporation Licensing Bill, which, if passed, will require corporations dealing in interstate commerce to comply with specified standards to aqcuire a federal license. Senator Joseph O'Mahoney, author of the bill and Chairman of the Committee, is on the left

Concentrated wealth on increase. Washington D.C. Concentration of weal...

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Black nomination approved by Senate Judiciary Committee. Washington, D.C., Aug. 16. Scene in the Senate Judiciary Committee room after the Committee voted 15 to 4 to report favorable the nomination of Senator Black for the Supreme Court, seated is Sen. Henry Ashurst of Ariz, Chairman of the Committee surrounded by senators of the committee

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Secretary Wallace at Senate Banking and Currency Committee. Washington, D.C., June 7. Secretary Henry Wallace today told the Senate Banking and Currency Committee, which is considering a bill to revamp the Farm Credit System, that farmers need relief from 'excessive interest charges and debts which they cannot pay.' He approved the general objectives of the bill, but suggested changes which he said would result in a 'sounder government credit policy,' and clear up the present 'farm debt muddle.' Shown in the picture, left to right: Senator John H. Bankhead 2nd, Alabama; Senator James F. Byrnes, South Carolina; and Secretary Henry Wallace, Agriculture

Secretary Wallace at Senate Banking and Currency Committee. Washington...

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At Senate Civil Liberties Investigation. Washington D.C. Appearing before the Senate Civil Librerties Committee today, Philip E. Ziegler, Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, charged that Samuel X. Brady, Chief of the Cincinnati Office of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, had tempted to employ members of the brotherhood to act as labor spies and undercover men. In making contacts with the members, Brady posed as repre[...] "philanthropic movement", Ziegler further told the committee

At Senate Civil Liberties Investigation. Washington D.C. Appearing bef...

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Self-styled peace emissary stalemated at entrance to Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Washington, D.C., July 14. Abe Pinkus, Cleveland, Ohio oil man and self-style peace emissary who thinks nothing of telephoning dictators, premiers, foreign ministers, and ambassadors in the interest of his hobby--peace--ran into a virtual stone wall when he tried to enter the Senate Foreign Relations Committee room today. The no admittance sign included him

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Public is 'willing and ready' to accept additional taxes to support defense program; Morgenthau. Washington, D.C., June 12. Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau today told the Senate Finance Committee that the public 'is willing and ready' to accept additional taxes to support the defense program, but he opposed 'random reductions' in other federal appropriations. Morgenthau is shown here with Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, Republican member of the committee

Public is 'willing and ready' to accept additional taxes to support de...

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Legal dodge on Walsh-Healy Act. Washington, D.C., May 13. L. Metcalfe Walling, Administrator of the Public Contracts Division of the Labor Department, told the Senate Labor Committee today that subcontractors had used a 'legal dodge' to avoid compliance with the Walsh-Healy Act. He advocated amendment to the law to prevent 'evasion,' and said that 'the purpose of Congress to promote good labor conditions and equal competition on government contracts has been thwarted'

Legal dodge on Walsh-Healy Act. Washington, D.C., May 13. L. Metcalfe ...

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The old enemy of the canal at his old tricks / Dalrymple.

The old enemy of the canal at his old tricks / Dalrymple.

Illustration shows a huge man representing transcontinental railroad freight shipping interests with many strings linked to members of the U.S. Senate to stall legislation on a "Nicaragua Canal Treaty." Illus.... More

Old Senate House, Kingston, N.Y.

Old Senate House, Kingston, N.Y.

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Senate Women - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Senate Women - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

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"Here's your hat! What's your hurry?" / K.

"Here's your hat! What's your hurry?" / K.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam handing top hats to Eugene Hale and Nelson W. Aldrich outside the doors of the "U.S. Senate". Illus. in: Puck, v. 67, no. 1734 (1910 May 25), cover. Copyright 1910 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

[Senate Women] - Public domain dedication image

[Senate Women] - Public domain dedication image

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Mayor Hague battler favors Ludlow Amendment. Washington, D.C., May 10. New York Attorney Morris Ernst, writer and lawyer who battled Mayor Hague in civil liberty cases, appeared as witness today before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to favor the Ludlow resolution to place the power of declaring aggressive war in the hands of voters. Ernst said that the founding fathers intended that the power be given [to] the people, but that interpretation and usage had disallowed it

Mayor Hague battler favors Ludlow Amendment. Washington, D.C., May 10....

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Interesting debate on the ship purchase bill which closed in the U.S. Senate last evening

Interesting debate on the ship purchase bill which closed in the U.S. ...

(DLC/PP-1933:0112). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Chicago Tribune, Feb. 11, 1915.

SENATE OFFICE BUILDING. GROUP OF SOLDIERS ON STEPS WITH SENATORS McNARY; WARREN; CHAMBERLAIN; UNIDENTIFIED; McKELLAR

SENATE OFFICE BUILDING. GROUP OF SOLDIERS ON STEPS WITH SENATORS McNAR...

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CHAMBERLAIN, GEORGE EARLE, SENATOR FROM OREGON, 1909-1921; MEMBER, U.S. SHIPPING BOARD, 1921-1923. ARMY; SOLDIERS AT SENATE OFFICE BUILDING

CHAMBERLAIN, GEORGE EARLE, SENATOR FROM OREGON, 1909-1921; MEMBER, U.S...

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Senate Sub Com. on privileges & elections, 12/16/20

Senate Sub Com. on privileges & elections, 12/16/20

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Daughter of late Chief Justice urges isolation of U.S. from foreign conflicts. Washington, D.C., April 21. Mrs. Helen Taft Manning, daughter of the late Chief Justice Taft, today urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to isolate the United States from foreign conflicts. She said she felt that provisions of the present Neutrality Act should be made mandatory, and that Congress should share with the president the responsibility of deciding whether there is or is not a state of war in any part of the world

Daughter of late Chief Justice urges isolation of U.S. from foreign co...

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Jeff Davis desk in Senate - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Jeff Davis desk in Senate - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

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[Senate Ladies luncheon], 2/22/21

[Senate Ladies luncheon], 2/22/21

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Before Senate Judiciary Committee. Washington, D.C., April 22. The packing of the Supreme Court "strikes at the most vital provisions in the constitution", Dean L.J. Tepoel of the Creighton University Law School asserted before the Senate Judiciary Committee today

Before Senate Judiciary Committee. Washington, D.C., April 22. The pac...

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Senate ladies, 7/11/22 - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Senate ladies, 7/11/22 - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

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Presidency Pro Tem U.S. Senate - Drawing. Public domain image.

Presidency Pro Tem U.S. Senate - Drawing. Public domain image.

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Albert B. Fall at Senate - Public domain  photograph

Albert B. Fall at Senate - Public domain photograph

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Following in the footsteps of their illustrious father who served newspapers in his youth. John and Edward Wheeler, eldest sons of Sen. Burton K. Wheeler, Montana Chairman of the Senate Comm. investigating former Atty. General Daughtery

Following in the footsteps of their illustrious father who served news...

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Senate Ladies luncheon at home of Mrs. New, 5/18/26

Senate Ladies luncheon at home of Mrs. New, 5/18/26

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Radio news gatherers in new quarters at Capitol. Washington, D.C., June 26. A group of radio news reporters at work in their new quarters across the hall from the House Chamber in the Capitol. The room was made over for radio press after its leader, Fulton Lewis, Jr., had almost single-handedly carried on a fight to create a place for it. Not only have House and Senate press privileges been granted, but full news gathering status has been given the press at White House and cabinet press conferences

Radio news gatherers in new quarters at Capitol. Washington, D.C., Jun...

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Head of United Mine Workers is first witness before Senate Coal Committee. John L. Lewis, (right) head of the United Mine Workers of America, was the first witness to testify before the Senate committee investigating the coal situation in Washington today. On the left is Senator James Watson of Indiana, chairman of the committee

Head of United Mine Workers is first witness before Senate Coal Commit...

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[Senators Moses, Curtis, McNary, & Watson sitting in the CLoak Room of the Senate. Washington, D.C., 28 Feb. 1929]

[Senators Moses, Curtis, McNary, & Watson sitting in the CLoak Room of...

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U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate committee room in U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate committee room in U.S. Capitol

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U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate corridor in U.S. Capitol, painting by Brumidi II

U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate corridor in U.S. Capitol, pain...

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Cameramen set stage for John L. Lewis before senate committee. Washington, D.C., Nov. 30. Amid the flashes of cameramen and while Senators listened attentively, CIO head John L. Lewis today explained his reason for opposing profit sharing systems to the Senate Finance Subcommittee. Labor must depend upon collective bargaining rather than profit sharing for its economic gains, Lewis said

Cameramen set stage for John L. Lewis before senate committee. Washing...

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Russell Senate Office Building. Russell Senate Office Building by night in Capitol pool

Russell Senate Office Building. Russell Senate Office Building by nigh...

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U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate corridor in U.S. Capitol, painting by Brumidi I

U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate corridor in U.S. Capitol, pain...

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U.S. Capitol frescoes. Fresco in Senate appropriation room, Washington at Valley Forge I

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska. Senate chamber, tapestry detail

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska. Senate chamber, tapestry de...

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska. Senate chamber from balcony, vertical

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska. Senate chamber from balcony, horizontal

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At security hearing. Paul Kellogg, New York City, appears before the Senate Finance Committee considering the Economic Security Act. Kellogg is Editor of Survey Graphic and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council to the Committee on Economic Security. 2/14/35

At security hearing. Paul Kellogg, New York City, appears before the S...

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Open anarchy. Sen. Edward P. Costigan, D. of Colo. co-author of the Wagner-Costigan Anti-Lynching Bill, denounces lynching as "open anarchy" as he testified before a Senate Judiciary sub-committee. 2/14/35

Open anarchy. Sen. Edward P. Costigan, D. of Colo. co-author of the Wa...

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Defendants. Joseph Weaver, left, head of the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection, and Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper, photographed at the Senate Commerce committee where Ewing Y. Mitchell, ousted assistant Secretary of Commerce, charged that steamboat inspectors accepted "gratuities" from ship operators. He alleged "graft," 6/21/35

Defendants. Joseph Weaver, left, head of the Bureau of Navigation and ...

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Investigating presidential campaign expenses, Washington, D.C., Sept. 30. The campaign expenses of the presidential candidates are being carefully scrutinized by this special Senate Committee of which Senator Augustine Longergan, Democrat, is chairman. In the photograph made at the first meeting of the committee today are left to right: (seated) Sen. Louis B. Swellenbach, Democrat of Washington, Senator Augustine Longergan, Connecticut, and Senator Sherman Minton, Democrat of Indiana. Standing, left to right, Walter Meyers, counsel to the committee, and Senator Lynn J. Frazier, Farmer-Labor from North Dakota

Investigating presidential campaign expenses, Washington, D.C., Sept. ...

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President inspects sites for new Naval Hosp. Washington, D.C., Aug 4. Accompanied by members of Congress and the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, President Roosevelt today drove 20 miles through the District of Columbia to inspect two sites for the Navy's new $4,800,000 hospitals. In the photograph, left to right: President Roosevelt, Rep. Carl Vinson, Chairman of the House Naval Affairs committee, Senator David I. Walsh, Chairman of the Senate Naval Affairs committee, and Rear Admiral P.S. Rossiter, Surgeon General of the Navy

President inspects sites for new Naval Hosp. Washington, D.C., Aug 4. ...

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Will run senate machine while Vice President Garner is absent. Washington, D.C. June 14. While Vice President Garner is vacationing in Texas during the next few weeks, Senator Key Pittman, President Pro Tem will preside over the Senate. Senator Pittman is shown with other officers of the Senate as the session opened this morning. Left to right: Chesley W. Jurney, Sergeant at Arms; Leslie L. Biffle, Secretary to the Majority; Charles L. Watkins, Parliamentarian and Journal Clerk; John C. Crockett, Cheif Clerk; Senator Key Pittman; Emery L. Frazier, Legislative Clerk; and Col. Edwin A. Halsey, Secretary. 6/14/37

Will run senate machine while Vice President Garner is absent. Washing...

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Opposition to president's Supreme Court plan. Washington, D.C., May 21. Two of the bitterest opponents to the President's Supreme Court plan seem to be very happy after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted an adverse report on the bill, Sen. Burton K. Wheeler, D. of Montana, left, and Sen. Edward R. Burke, D. of Neb., are all set for another fight in case there is one

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Veteran Idaho legislator. Washington, D.C., May 24. Senator William E. Borah, Republican of Idaho, snapped as he attended a Senate hearing today, 5241937

Veteran Idaho legislator. Washington, D.C., May 24. Senator William E....

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Veteran Idaho legislator. Washington, D.C., Dec. 4. A new informal picture of Senator William E. Borah, made as he attended a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee today. 12/4/37

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Girdler takes oath. Washington, D.C., June 24. Tom Girdler, Board Chairman of the Republic Steel Corporation, being sworn in as he took the stand today before the Senate Post Office Committee to describe his company's troubles with John L. Lewis: C.I.O., 6/24/37. General view of hearing

Girdler takes oath. Washington, D.C., June 24. Tom Girdler, Board Chai...

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Senate Committee hears noted woman columnist and author on president's court reform plan. Washington, D.C., March 31. Dorothy Thompson, noted newspaperwoman and author, told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that as "a researcher into the mortality of republics" she feared that under President Roosevelt's Judiciary program America would go the way of European Democracies fallen under Dictatorship. "You say it couldn't happen here, but it has happened here," added the writer as she cited past infringement on the rights of minorities which have been frustrated by the Supreme Court, 3/31/1937

Senate Committee hears noted woman columnist and author on president's...

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Washington D.C. July 27. One of the most beautiful of the Senate Ladies, Mrs. Claude Pepper, Wife of the Senator from Florida , needs little artificial makeup to enhance her beauty. She is shown at her dressing table getting ready for a Washington social affair. 7/27/37

Washington D.C. July 27. One of the most beautiful of the Senate Ladie...

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Baby Senator quizzes labor leader. Washington, D.C., June 7. Senator Rush D. Holt, West Virginia, frequently interrupted the testimony of John L. Lewis today to ask questions of the C.I.O Chief as he appeared before the Senate and House labor Committees. Lewis gave his flat endorsement of the Black-Connery bill which is aimed to curtail sweatshop conditions and setting of a wage and hour law for American industry, 6/7/37

Baby Senator quizzes labor leader. Washington, D.C., June 7. Senator R...

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Discuss amendments to housing act. Washington, D.C., Dec. 1. Federal Housing Administrator Stewart McDonald (right) discusses with Senator Robert F. Wagner, author of Wagner Housing Act, the recommendations of President Roosevelt for amendments to the act which would provide for a 10 cent down payment as adequate on purchase of home. Appearing before the Senate Banking and Currency Committee later McDonald urged that the Senate enact the proposed amendments so as to make possible large-scale low-cost housing construction. 12/1/37

Discuss amendments to housing act. Washington, D.C., Dec. 1. Federal H...

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Senate Committee hears Van Swerigan official. Washington, D.C., May 11. known for many years as the closest business associate of the late Van Swerigan brothers, Herbert Fitzpatrick, Vice President and General council for two major units in vast Van Swerigan rail empire, was quizzed today by the Senate Committee investigating railroad financing. Chairman Wheeler charged that the late O.P. Van Swerigan acted "directly in defiance" of ICC orders by having the Van Swerigan-controlled Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad purchase in 1930 an option for stock of the Chicago and Illinois Railroad. Fitzpatrick answered by declaring the C&O voted to buy the option because "it was their judgement the O.&E. I[?] should properly be grouped with the C&O" roger brennan, counsel for Fitzpatrick, is shown on left, 5/11/1937

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National Archives to get 1892 petition for building of better roads. Washington, D.C., April 30. A petition containing over one million names submitted to the United States Senate in 1892 requesting legislation, "for the purpose of promoting knowledge in the art and construction and maintenance of roads" is to be removed from the Capitol and deposited in the National Archives building. Senator Kenneth McKeller, (right) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, is shown examining the petition with (left to right) Frank McCallister, Deputy Examiner, National Archives; and Col. Edwin A. Halsey, Secretary of the Senate, 4/30/1937

National Archives to get 1892 petition for building of better roads. W...

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Implicates industry for part of blame for sit-down strikes. Washington, D.C., March 20. Senator James E. Murray (left) of Montana, declared today that industry is part to blame for sit-down strikes. Murray veiled a reference to the Supreme Court when he said, "this is the only powerful nation in the world where the government is powerless to settle a controversy of the sort now going on in Detroit; powerless to investigate and resolve the difference between the contending forces." Senator Murray is shown with Senator Henry F. Ashurst, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 3/20/1937

Implicates industry for part of blame for sit-down strikes. Washington...

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Senate finance committee chairman outlines congressional drive for tax reduction. Washington, D.C., Nov. 16. Holding his first press conference since start of special session, Chairman Pat Harrison of the Senate Finance Committee today outlined to newsmen his views regarding revision of the undistributed profits, probably next year, and said he hoped that congress would stand firmly for reduction of Emergency Relief Expenditures, as Chairman of the Finance Committee, Harrison will naturally step into leadership of the Congressional Drive for Governmental Retrenchment and tax reduction. 11/16/37

Senate finance committee chairman outlines congressional drive for tax...

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Gardening is Hobby of New Senate Majority Leader's wife. Washington D.C. July 27. Despite her many social duties as the wife of the Senate Majority Leader, Mrs Algben W. Barkley still finds time for her pet hobby. the growing of flowers. She is shown in the garden of her Washington home with her young grandson Peter Truitt. 7/27/37

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Unemployment compensation a protection against business recessions. Washington, D.C., Jan. 5. Chairman Arthur J. Altmeyer of the Social Security Board, appearing before the Special Senate Committee investigating unemployment, declared today that the unemployment compensation was the nation's "first line of defense" against business recessions. At the same time he warned the committee that out-of-work remuneration will never prove more than this slight barrier, 1/5/37

Unemployment compensation a protection against business recessions. Wa...

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Denounces rail inquiry. Washington, D.C., Oct. 28. Treasurer of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, William Wyer today denounced the Senate Rail Inquiry and accused acting Chairman Truman of "innuendo, misrepresentation and libel." Wyer described the investigation as an attack upon his personal integrity, rather than an attempt to lay before the Congress complete information of the activity of the Van Swerigan Rail Empire. Wyer is shown reading the statement to Committee after which it was put in the record, 10/28/37

Denounces rail inquiry. Washington, D.C., Oct. 28. Treasurer of the Mi...

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Senator from Massachusetts. Washington, D.C., May 25. United States Senator Henry Cabot, Jr., Republican from Massachusetts, pictured as he attended a Senate hearing today, 5/25/37

Senator from Massachusetts. Washington, D.C., May 25. United States Se...

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Justin Miller appearing before Senate Judiciary Com[mittee], 3/17/1937

Justin Miller appearing before Senate Judiciary Com[mittee], 3/17/1937

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Welcome ladies! Washington, D.C., March 19. The open hearing being by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the President's proposed Supreme Court plan is proving the "hit" of the present congressional session, at least by the members of the fair sex. Here we see Senator Henry F. Ashurst, Chairman of the Committee, greeting Mrs. Joseph E. Davies, former wife of the American Ambassador to the Soviet, and her daughter Mrs. Millard Tydings, wife of the Maryland Senator, as they arrived to attend today's session, 3/19/1937

Welcome ladies! Washington, D.C., March 19. The open hearing being by ...

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Black confirmed by Senate. Washington, D.C., Aug. 17. The new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Hugo L. Black looks calmly on as Col. Edward A. Halsey, Secretary of the Senate, affixes his signature as a finishing touch to the Senate's confirmation of the Alabama Senator to the nation's highest tribunal. The final vote was 63-16, 8/17/37

Black confirmed by Senate. Washington, D.C., Aug. 17. The new Associat...

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Head of Republic Steel before Senate Civil Liberties Committee. Washington, D.C., Aug. 11. Tom M. Girdler; Chairman of the Board of the Republic Steel Corp., as he appeared before the Senate Liberties Committee today, 8/11/38

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California's veteran republican senator. Washington, D.C., Jan. 19. Senator Hiram W. Johnson, veteran republican legislator from California, pictured in a series of poses while he listened to testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee now investigating the country's maritime industry. Senator Johnson is a member of the committee, 1/19/38

California's veteran republican senator. Washington, D.C., Jan. 19. Se...

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U.S. Capitol interiors. Senate floor in U.S. Capitol, after renovation III

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Lady Astor welcomed at Capitol. Washington, D.C., Jan. 27. Lady Astor, the former Nancy Langhorne of Virginia and now a member of the British Parliament, received a warm welcome when she looked in on the United States Senate today. In the photograph, left to right: Senator Joseph O'Mahoney, Senator Hattie Caraway, Lady Astor, Senator Harry Byrd, Senator Key Pittman, and Senator Claude A. Pepper, 1/27/38

Lady Astor welcomed at Capitol. Washington, D.C., Jan. 27. Lady Astor,...

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Resigns from senate. Washington, D.C., Jan. 28. Senator Frederick Steiwer, Republican of Oregon, who yesterday resigned from his seat in the United States Senate. He announced today that he will become a partner in a Washington law firm, 1/28/38

Resigns from senate. Washington, D.C., Jan. 28. Senator Frederick Stei...

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Public Roads Chief gropes for answers. Washington, D.C., Feb. 24. Thomas H. McDonald, Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Agriculture, seemed to grope for the answers to questions asked him today by the Senate Banking and Currency Subcommittee. First witness before the committee bearing on the Bulkley Bill providing for $6,000,000,000 system of superhighways in the U.S., financed by tolls, McDonald declared that toll systems had proved unsuccessful as a means of financing European superhighways. At the same time, he said: "Because of different conditions there is nothing to indicate that a toll system would not be successful here," 2/24/38

Public Roads Chief gropes for answers. Washington, D.C., Feb. 24. Thom...

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Appears before Senate Military Affairs Committee. Washiington, D.C., April 5. Prof. Bradley Stoughton, of Lehigh Univ. prepresenting the Independent Steel and Iron Producers Committee on Scrap, told the Senate Military Affairs Committee today that he favored the passage of the Schwellanbach Bill to permit scrap iron expports only on presidential license, he argued that scrap export not only drains the country of one raw material but depletes the nation of other raw materials, such as iron ore, and lessens employment here, 4/5/38

Appears before Senate Military Affairs Committee. Washiington, D.C., A...

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Nevada Senator pinch hits for V.P. Garner in signing last minute bills. Washington, D.C., June 20. When Vice President Garner made his hasty departure from the Capitol shortly before Congress adjourned last week, he delegated Senator Key Pittman, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and President Pro Tem, to sign the last minute bills. The Nevada legislator is pictured at his desk today, 6/20/38

Nevada Senator pinch hits for V.P. Garner in signing last minute bills...

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True patriotism. Washington, D.C., March 10. Miss Myrtle Powell, Richmond, Virginia, today told the Senate Education and Labor Subcommittee that she would "defend America against all aggressors against our democracy." The statement was made shortly after Carl Ross, Executive Secretary of the Young Comminist League, refused to answer when asked if he would defend the American flag with arms against the Russian flag in the event there was a war. Miss Powell, a member of the National Business and Professional Women's Council of the Y.W.C.A., urged passage of the American Youth Act, 3/10/38

True patriotism. Washington, D.C., March 10. Miss Myrtle Powell, Richm...

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Retiring and probable new head of Maritime Commission. Washington, D.C., Feb. 16. Joseph P. Kennedy, (right) who is resigning as Head of the U.S. Maritime Commission to accept the post of U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, is shown with his probable successor Rear Admiral Emory S. Land. They were snapped at the Capitol today where Kennedy urged a Senate Committee to approve his proposal for government mediation of Maritime labor disputes, 2/16/38

Retiring and probable new head of Maritime Commission. Washington, D.C...

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Senate Judiciary Committee ok's Reed. Washington, D.C., Jan. 20. After hearing Attorney General Homer S. Cummings today, the Senate Judiciary Committee went into executive session for two minutes during which they voted unanimously to report favorably the nomination of Solicitor General Stanley Reed to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Solicitor General Stanley Reed, (right) is shown with Sen. M.M. Logan, (center) Chairman of the Subcommittee, and Attorney General Cummings following the report of the committee, 1/20/38

Senate Judiciary Committee ok's Reed. Washington, D.C., Jan. 20. After...

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Senators in playful mood. Washington, D.C., June 15. It wasn't all work and no play for all of the Senators today as the Senate pushed through last minute bills to speed adjournment. Senator F. Ryan Duffy, (left) Wisconsin, engages in a sparring match with Senator Allen Ellender, Louisiana, as their colleagues debated the conference report on the $375,000,000 flood control bill, 6/15/38

Senators in playful mood. Washington, D.C., June 15. It wasn't all wor...

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Texas Solon celebrates 25th anniversary in U.S. Senate. Washington, D.C., Jan. 29. Chipper as a cub, Senator Morris Sheppard, Democrat of Texas who today celebrated 25 years of continuous service in the United States Senate, wave a cheery hello to the cameraman as he arrives at his desk for the day's duties. Senator Sheppard is 63, 1/29/38

Texas Solon celebrates 25th anniversary in U.S. Senate. Washington, D....

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Bill to appropriate $8,000,000,000 for superhighways. Washington, D.C., Feb. 16. The Senate Banking and Currency Subcommittee started hearing today on the proposed Bulkley Bill to Appropriate $8,000,000,000 to construct 10 superhighways throughout the United States, those who are planning the hearings were, left to right: Sen. John G. Townsend, Del.; Sen. Herbert E. Hitchcock, South Dakota; Sen. Robert J. Bulkley, Ohio, Chairman of the Committee and Author of The Bill; Sen. Prentiss Brown, Mich.; and Sen. William Gibbs McAdoo, of Calif., 2/16/38

Bill to appropriate $8,000,000,000 for superhighways. Washington, D.C....

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Senator from Wyoming. Washington, D.C., March 18. Senator H.H. Schwartz of Wyoming, pictured as he attended the hearing of the Senate Lobby Committee today, 3/18/38

Senator from Wyoming. Washington, D.C., March 18. Senator H.H. Schwart...

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Whispers Washington, D.C., Feb. 28. Senator James J. Davis (left), Republican of Pennsylvania, gets another earful from Bernard Baruch following the noted Financier's blaming of the new deal policies for present unemployment before the Senate Unemployment and Relief Committee today. Baruch particularly criticized the present undistributed profits and capital gains taxes, 2/28/38

Whispers Washington, D.C., Feb. 28. Senator James J. Davis (left), Rep...

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Urges Senate approval. Washington, D.C., March 21. Senator Robert F. Wagner today urged approval of a measure to require recipients of government contracts, loans or grants to conform with the collective bargaining provisions of the National Labor Relations Act. He was testifying before the Senate Education and Labor Subcommittee on a bill he introduced to broaden the scope of the Labor Act of the NLRB, 3/21/38

Urges Senate approval. Washington, D.C., March 21. Senator Robert F. W...

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W.P.A. Administrator appears before Senate Appropriations Committee. Washington, D.C., May 17. Harry Hopkins, Chief of W.P.A. testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee today that approximately 2,800,000 persons are on relief. Shown with members of the committee, hopkins, left; seated Sen. Carl Hayden, D. of Ariz. right; seated, and in the rear; Aubrey Williams, Asst. W.P.A. Administrator, and Sen. Alva Adams, D. of Colo. Chairman of the committee, 5/17/38

W.P.A. Administrator appears before Senate Appropriations Committee. W...

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Last minute advice. Washington, D.C., Aug. 11. Tom M. Girdler; Republic Steel Board Chairman, took the last minute advice of Charles M. White (left) Vice President of Republic, with a smile today just before he was questioned by the Senate Civil Liberties Committee, 8/11/38

Last minute advice. Washington, D.C., Aug. 11. Tom M. Girdler; Republi...

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Cough drop erases throat of Senate filibuster. Washington, D.C., Jan. 26. Senator Allen J. Ellender of Louisiana, has suddenly become fond of cough drops since he spoke for 28 hours in six days during the present filibuster by [...]of Southern Senators against the Anti-Lynching Bill, 1/26/38

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British statesman tours Capitol. Washington, D.C., Dec. 14. Anthony Eden, Col. Ed Halsy, Secretary to the Senate and Joseph J. Sinnott, doorkeeper of the House of Representatives. Sinnott is explaining the seating arrangements of the House to Eden during the former Breign Secretary's tour of the Capitol which kept photographers on the run to keep up with his rapid strides, 12/14/38

British statesman tours Capitol. Washington, D.C., Dec. 14. Anthony Ed...

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California Senator-elect gets 'feel' of desk in Senate chamber. Washington, D.C., Dec. 12. Senator-elect Sheridan Downey of California gets the 'feel' of the desk in the Senate chamber assigned to him today and which he will occupy when congress convenes on January 3. Downey succeeds William Gibbs McAdoo, whom he defeated in the November election, 12/12/38

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Michigan senator congratulated on 55th birthday. Washington, D.C., March 22. Senator Arthur M. Vandenberg, who is being prominently mentioned as the Republican Presidential Nominee in 1940, is pictured receiving the congratulations on his 55th birthday today from fellow Republicans in the Senate. The Senator said he planned no special celebration for the occasion. Left to right: Senators John G. Townsend, Jr., of Delaware, Vandenberg Wallace H. White Jr., or Main and Robert A. Taft

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Early arrivals on Senate floor. Washington, D.C., Jan. 3. Among the early arrivals on the Senate floor today for the convening of the 76th session were, left to right: Senator Walter F. George of Georgia, Senator Henry F. Ashurst of Arizona, and Senator Arthur M. Vandenberg of Michigan, 1/3/39

Early arrivals on Senate floor. Washington, D.C., Jan. 3. Among the ea...

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Luis Q. Sariento, General Counsel, the Philippine League, Inc., before Senate Comm. on Territories & Insular Affairs

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