Speaker John McCormack dunked a doughnut into a cup of coffee in 1964. The deep-fried dough had long been a favorite on Capitol Hill. Vendors sold the pastries, along with books, apples, and other souvenirs, in the Capitol during the 19th century.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “John William McCormack,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-08-0043f/
(May 17, 2022)
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