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August 17, 2009

Monday Night Trivia

CQ's Politics in America 2010: The 111th Congress From CQ's Politics in America 2010:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is an accomplished musician. He played trombone, tuba and washboard at a Bourbon Street nightclub while clerking for a federal judge in New Orleans.

A collection of campaign buttons, started by his father, adorns a wall in Rep. Michael Arcuri's (D-NY) Capitol Hill office. It includes buttons from almost every presidential candidate since the 1900 election. Arcuri is missing only 1904 Democratic candidate Alton B. Parker, who suffered a landslide defeat at the hands of incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt. He may want to talk to Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK), who used to run a political memorabilia business.

Rep. John Boccieri's (D-OH) promising baseball career ended after he threw a snowball at a Franciscan friar at St. Bonaventure University and the friar turned around and tackled him, breaking his leg. The Ohio Democrat never played baseball as well afterward.

An athlete in his younger days, Rep. Robert A. Brady (D-PA) once teamed up with Wilt Chamberlain in a neighborhood pickup basketball game and sparred with Muhammad Ali.


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