National Affairs: Perfect

Seven Democrats and three Republicans can tell their constituents (as well as their children, grandchildren, etc.) that they had perfect attendance records in the House during the first session of the 69th Congress. These Representatives never missed a roll call, whether for a quorum or a vote: Cannon,† Missouri; Green, Florida; Hill, Washington; Huddleston, Alabama; Quin and Rankin, Mississippi; Swank, Oklahoma, Democrats; McLaughlin and Mapes, Michigan; Miller, Washington, Republicans.

† Not to be confused with famed Joe Cannon, onetime speaker of the House, now in retirement at Danville, Ill. Can non of...

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