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No Swan Song for “Bishop” Sims of the Senate Barber Shop

Behind the gold double doors of the Capital is a barber shop. People of prominence are not the only people to stick around after their body has stopped. Sometimes, when the hour is late, people have heard the distinctive, resonant voice drifting melodically from the Senate barbershop. Bishop Simms as he was known would sing as…

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The Ghosts of the Cannon Office Building

Many politicians with strong personalities and a powerful attachment to his institution of Congress are reputed still to roam these parts. Representative Joseph Cannon (R-Ill.) served as Speaker from 1903 to 1911 and Rep. Champ Clark (D-Mo.) as Speaker from 1911 to 1919). By the late 1920s both men were dead,…

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