List of Interviewees

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Interviewees Position Title Years of Service Congress Oral History Category Oral Histories
Albert R. Anness House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1949–1951 81st People Albert R. Anness
Anderson, Donnald K.
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House Floor Staff, House Officer, House Page Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives 1960–1995 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th Events, Institution, People Capitol Campus, Donnald K. Anderson, Technology, Watergate, Women
Andrews, George III
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Family, House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives, and Son of Representatives George and Elizabeth Andrews 1961–1964 87th, 88th Events, Institution, People George W. Andrews III, Meetings & Ceremonies, Pages, The Movement, Traditions, Women
Atkins, Mary Ellen Member Staff Secretary, Representative Karl Le Compte of Iowa 1943–1947 78th, 79th, 80th People Mary Ellen (Winter) Atkins, Paths to Congress
Bartlett, Joe
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Clerk Staff, House Floor Staff, House Page, Leadership Staff Clerk to the Minority 1941–1944
1945–1979
77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th Events, Institution, People 1954 Shooting, Capitol Campus, Joe Bartlett, Pages, Traditions, World War II
Bentley, The Honorable Helen
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Member U.S. Representative of Maryland 1985–1995 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd People Overcoming Obstacles, Paths to Congress, The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley
Burke, The Honorable Yvonne
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Member U.S. Representative of California 1973–1978 93rd, 94th, 95th People Overcoming Obstacles, Paths to Congress, The Honorable Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
Butler-Gee, Eve Clerk Staff, House Floor Staff Journal Clerk, Office of the Clerk 2001 107th Events Morning of the Attacks, The Institution
Byron, The Honorable Beverly Barton Butcher Member U.S. Representative of Maryland 1979–1993 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd People Behind the Scenes, Paths to Congress, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Beverly Barton Butcher Byron
Clayton, The Honorable Eva M.
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Member U.S. Representative of Northa Carolina 1991–2003 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th People Behind the Scenes, Overcoming Obstacles, Paths to Congress, The Honorable Eva M. Clayton
Coleman, Clare Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Nita M. Lowey of New York 2001 107th Events Back to Work, Beyond the Capitol
Coughlin, Reverend Daniel
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House Officer Chaplain, U.S. House of Representatives 2001 107th Events Lasting Memories, Morning of the Attacks, Outreach & Support, The Institution
Creedon, Father Gerry Other Guest Chaplain, Pastor, St. Charles Church, Arlington, VA 107th Events Evacuation
Dellums, The Honorable Ronald V.
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Committee Chairman, Member U.S. Representative of California 1971–1998 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th Events, Institution, Objects Apartheid, Chairman Portrait: Ronald V. Dellums, Committees, The Institution, The Movement, Watergate
Diego, Dannie Member Staff Legislative Assistant and Scheduler, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney of New York 2001 107th Events Patriotism & Unity
Dingell, The Honorable John, Jr.
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Member U.S. Representative of Michigan 1955–2015 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th Events, Institution, People 1964 Civil Rights Act, Pages, Selma in the ’60s, The Honorable John Dingell, Jr., Traditions, World War II
Edwards, The Honorable William Jackson (Jack)
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Member U.S. Representative of Alabama 1965–1985 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th Events 1965 Voting Rights Act, Selma in the ’60s, The Movement
Elmendorf, Steve Leadership Staff, Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Richard Gephardt of Missouri 2001 107th Events Adjusting to a New Reality, Evacuation, Morning of the Attacks, Protecting the Capitol
Feehery, John Leadership Staff, Member Staff Press Secretary, Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois 2001 107th Events Evacuation, Legislation & Bipartisanship, Outreach & Support, Protecting the Capitol
Ferguson, The Honorable Michael
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Member U.S. Representative of New Jersey 2001–2009 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th Events Beyond the Capitol, Lasting Memories, Outreach & Support, Patriotism & Unity
Findley, The Honorable Paul
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Member U.S. Representative of Illinois 1961–1983 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th Events 1964 Civil Rights Act, The Institution, The Movement
Flynn, Francesca J. Attending Physician's Office Nurse, Office of the Attending Physician, U.S. House of Representatives 2001 107th Events Back to Work, The Institution
Frost, The Honorable J. Martin
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Leadership, Member U.S. Representative of Texas 1979–2005 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th Events The Institution
Garrigan, Myles
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House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1941–1943 77th Events, Institution, People Myles Garrigan, Pages, World War II
Gaston, Brian Leadership Staff, Member Staff Director of Policy, Representative Richard K. Armey of Texas 2001 107th Events Evacuation, Lasting Memories, Protecting the Capitol
Gille, Kathy 1981–2002 People Behind the Scenes, Kathy Gille, Overcoming Obstacles
Goodwin, Bill
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House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1953–1955 83rd Events, Institution, People 1954 Shooting, Bill Goodwin, Pages, Traditions
Gunderson, Brian Leadership Staff, Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Richard K. Armey of Texas 2001 107th Events Evacuation, Legislation & Bipartisanship
Hastert, The Honorable J. Dennis
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Leadership, Member, Speaker Speaker of the House 1987–2007 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th Events, Institution, Objects Lasting Memories, Morning of the Attacks, Patriotism & Unity, Speaker Portrait: J. Dennis Hastert, Technology
Hawkings, Betsy Wright Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut 1987–1996
2001–2013
People Betsy Wright Hawkings, Paths to Congress
Heimov, Brett Member Staff Administrative Assistant, Representative Jerrold L. Nadler of New York 2001 107th Events Beyond the Capitol, The Institution
Holtzman, The Honorable Elizabeth
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Member U.S. Representative of New York 1973–1981 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th Events, People Behind the Scenes, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Claudine Schneider, The Honorable Elizabeth Holtzman, Watergate
Johnson, Arva Marie
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Capitol Police Officer, U.S. Capitol Police Force 1974–2007 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th Events, People Arva Marie Johnson, Protecting the Capitol, The Institution, Women
Johnson, Charles W.
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House Floor Staff, House Official Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives 2001 107th Events Beyond the Capitol, Flight 93, Morning of the Attacks, The Institution
Johnson, The Honorable Nancy Lee
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Member U.S. Representative of Connecticut 1983–2007 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th People Behind the Scenes, Overcoming Obstacles, The Honorable Nancy Lee Johnson
Joseph Hillings Clerk Staff, House Floor Staff, House Page Assistant Journal Clerk for the Minority 1953–1955
1959–1961
83rd, 86th Institution Pages
Kanjorski, The Honorable Paul E.
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House Page, Member U.S. Representative of Pennsylvania 1985–2011 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th Events, Institution 1954 Shooting, Pages, The Institution
Kelly, Pat Clerk Staff, Family, House Floor Staff Assistant Enrolling/Bill Clerk, Office of the Clerk 2001 107th Events, People 1954 Shooting, Pat Kelly, The Institution
Kelly, The Honorable Sue W. Member U.S. Representative of New York 1995–2007 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th People Behind the Scenes, Overcoming Obstacles, Paths to Congress, The Honorable Sue W. Kelly
Kennelly, The Honorable Barbara Bailey
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Member U.S. Representative of Connecticut 1981–1999 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th People Behind the Scenes, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly
Keys, The Honorable Martha Elizabeth Member U.S. Representative of Kansas 1975–1979 94th, 95th Events, People Behind the Scenes, Overcoming Obstacles, The Honorable Martha Elizabeth Keys, Watergate
Koloszar, Melissa Member Staff Legislative Director, Representative James P. Moran of Virginia 2001 107th Events Adjusting to a New Reality, Legislation & Bipartisanship
Lemons, Judy Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Nancy Pelosi of Califronia 1976–2002 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th People Judy Lemons, Relationships in Congress
Lemov, Michael Committee Staff Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Energy and Commerce Committee 1970–1977 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th Institution, People Committees, Michael R. Lemov
Looper, Felda
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House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1973 93rd Events, Institution, People Felda Looper, Pages, The Institution, Women
Lykes, Rayne Clerk Staff Staff Assistant, Office of the Clerk 2001 107th Objects September 11th Commemorative Ribbon
McCartin, Muftiah Committee Staff Staff Director, House Rules Committee 1976–2010 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th People Muftiah McCartin, Overcoming Obstacles, Relationships in Congress
Michaelson, Mike Press Assistant Superintendent, House Radio and Television Gallery 1973–1975 93rd Institution Meetings & Ceremonies
Mills, Jim Press Senior Capitol Hill Producer, Fox News Channel 107th Events Evacuation, Outreach & Support
Mink, Gwendolyn Family Daugher of Representative Patsy Mink People Gwendolyn Mink, Relationships in Congress
Mitchell, Frank
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House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1965–1966 89th Events, Institution, People Capitol Campus, Frank Mitchell, Pages, The Institution
Molinari, The Honorable Susan Member U.S. Representative from New York 1989–1999 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th People Behind the Scenes, Paths to Congress, The Honorable Susan Molinari
Morella, The Honorable Constance Member U.S. Representative of Maryland 1987–2003 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th People Paths to Congress, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Constance A. Morella
Mullins, Donna Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen of New Jersey 2001 107th Events Back to Work, Lasting Memories, Patriotism & Unity, The Institution
Myrick, The Honorable Sue
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Member U.S. Representative of North Carolina 1995–2013 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th People Overcoming Obstacles, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Sue Myrick
Oshins, Jeffrey House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1965–1965 89th Events, Institution 1965 Voting Rights Act, Capitol Campus, Pages
Oxley, The Honorable Michael G.
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Committee Chairman, Member U.S. Representative of Ohio 1981–2007 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th Institution, Objects Congressional Baseball Game Trophy, Traditions
Payne, Jeannie Office of the Architect of the Capitol Tour Guide, Capitol Guide Service 2001 107th Events Evacuation, Outreach & Support
Quaadman, Tom Member Staff Chief of Staff, Representative Vito J. Fossella, Jr., of New York 2001 107th Events Beyond the Capitol, Morning of the Attacks
Robert Kimball Member Staff Lesislative Assistant, Representative John V. Lindsay of New York 1963–1965 88th Events 1964 Civil Rights Act
Roberts, Cokie
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Family, Press Congressional Correspondent and Daughter of Representatives Hale and Lindy Boggs of Louisiana Institution, People Cokie Roberts, New Congress
Rogers, Julia House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 2001 107th Events Patriotism & Unity
Rogers, Tyler House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 2001 107th Events Evacuation
Rohan, Jim Capitol Police Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police 2001 107th Events Protecting the Capitol
Rupp, Glenn
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House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 1932–1936 72nd, 73rd, 74th Institution, People Glenn Rupp, Meetings & Ceremonies
Schneider, The Honorable Claudine Member U.S. Representative of Rhode Island 1981–1991 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st People Behind the Scenes, Overcoming Obstacles, Paths to Congress, The Honorable Claudine Schneider
Schroeder, The Honorable Patricia Scott
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Member U.S. Representative of Colorado 1973–1997 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th People Paths to Congress, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Patricia Scott Schroeder
Schwartz, Patricia (Tish) Speed Committee Staff Chief Clerk/Administrator, House Committee on the Judiciary 2001 107th Events, Institution, People Back to Work, Committees, Evacuation, Legislation & Bipartisanship, New Congress, Overcoming Obstacles, Patricia (Tish) Speed Schwartz, Patricia (Tish) Speed Schwartz
Short, Paula Member Staff Scheduler/Executive Assistant, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California 2001 107th Events Evacuation, Flight 93
Stanton, Zack House Page Page, U.S. House of Representatives 2001 107th Events Flight 93, Lasting Memories, Patriotism & Unity
Steele, Linda Member Staff Deputy Chief of Staff, Representative Robert Michel of Illinois 1961–1993 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd People Behind the Scenes, Linda Steele, Relationships in Congress
Stopher, John Committee Staff Professional Staff Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence 2001 107th Events Adjusting to a New Reality, Legislation & Bipartisanship, Protecting the Capitol
Swanson, Irving
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Clerk Staff, House Floor Staff Reading Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives 1940–1943
1945–1953
76th, 77th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd Events, Objects, People Declaration of War Gavel, Irving Swanson, World War II
Tanner, Reverend Doug Other Founder, Faith & Politics Institute Events Selma Pilgrimages, The Movement
Tate, Tina
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Press Director, Radio-TV Gallery, U.S. House of Representatives 1972–2007 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th Events, Institution, People Capitol Campus, Meetings & Ceremonies, New Congress, Outreach & Support, Technology, Tina Tate, Watergate
Varey, James Capitol Police Chief, U.S. Capitol Police 2001 107th Events Protecting the Capitol
West, Benjamin C.
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Press Superintendent, Press Gallery, U.S. House of Representatives 1942–1986 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th Events, Institution, People 1954 Shooting, Benjamin C. West, Capitol Campus, Traditions, Watergate, World War II
Woolsey, The Honorable Lynn
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Member U.S. Representative of California 1993–2013 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th People Overcoming Obstacles, Relationships in Congress, The Honorable Lynn C. Woolsey
Zelenko, Benjamin Committee Staff Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary 1963–1967 88th, 89th Events, Institution 1964 Civil Rights Act, Committees, The Movement