Where They Worked: Office Assignments

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October 23, 2014

Plastic Fantastic

Cannon House Office Building (1962–present)/tiles/non-collection/h/hob_notable_office_assignments_cannon_aoc.xml
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Cannon House Office Building (1962–present)

Former names:
House Office Building (1908–1933)
Old House Office Building (1933–1962)

Longworth House Office Building/tiles/non-collection/h/hob_notable_office_assignments_longworth_aoc.xml
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Longworth House Office Building

Former name:
New House Office Building (1933–1962)

Rayburn House Office Building (1965–Present)/tiles/non-collection/h/hob_notable_office_assignments_rayburn_aoc.xml
Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol  Rayburn House Office Building (1965–Present) 
The advent of dedicated office space in 1908 changed some of the House’s basic functions. Members now had individual rooms in which to meet constituents, conduct business, and keep legislative files. Some of America’s most notable politicians used the spaces that are still occupied by Representatives today. Follow these links to see where Speakers of the House and presidential candidates have served their constituents’ needs and legislative agendas during their House service.
Room histories and office assignments for other notable Members of the House of Representatives are available from the Office of the Clerk. For more information, please contact the House Curator at art@mail.house.gov, or (202) 226-1300.