CONGRESS: The Speaker

Frederick Huntington Gillett, a member of Congress from the Second Massachusetts District since 1893, the longest record of service in Congress possessed by any of its present members,— became Speaker of the third Congress in succession. His record in the chair of the House is generally known as fair and equitable. The only reason that his reelection as Speaker was deferred until the ninth ballot was that Republican insurgents were holding up organization until they could secure concessions on the rules of procedure.

Opposed to him were...

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