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May 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Capitol Lens: Rep. Bruce Alger, 1918-2015

Alger, middle, poses with his daughter and her friends on the Capitol steps in 1964. (Roll Call File Photo)

Alger, middle, poses with his daughter and her friends on the Capitol steps in 1964. (Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Bruce Alger, R-Texas, made no bones about how much he disliked Washington, D.C. The take-no-prisoners congressman (He led a confrontational protest in Dallas against a 1960 campaign visit by Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson that Richard Nixon said likely cost him the election.), died on April 13, the Washington Post reported.

But Alger thought enough of the Capitol to pose for a picture for the June 18, 1964, edition of Roll Call with his daughter and a couple of her friends. From the caption: “Rep. Bruce Alger (Tex) smiles, and who can blame him. Daughter Jill (center) brought Texas friends Fran Wehler and Jean Snipes to Hill for a visit.”

Alger was first elected in 1954 and lost re-election in 1964. Full story

May 2, 2014

From the Archive: Spring in Washington Through the Years

Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo

Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo

The National Cherry Blossom festival is a premiere event in the Washington, D. C. area. It draws thousands every spring to marvel at our Capitol’s beautiful grounds. Roll Call’s incredible photographers have been covering spring in Washington since the 1950s.

Below are photos dating back to 1962 and include some other spring events like circus elephants performing in front of the Capitol Steps and the Statue of Freedom being lifted to the top of the Capitol Dome.

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