At some point in history … the House of Representatives lost a 93-year-old Chaplain. Despite prominent mentions in the Congressional Record
, newspapers from across the country, and in texts such as Chaplains of the Federal Government
(1856), the Reverend Daniel Waldo vanished from the official list of House Chaplains sometime during the last 150 years.
Tucked away in a corner of the L-shaped Republican Cloakroom reserved for Members of Congress, a hard-working, modest woman ran a cramped lunch counter. Part of a world built upon power and influence, Helen Sewell did not use her position for political gain, but focused instead on caring for the people she considered family for more than 70 years.