CONGRESS: Anecdotage

William C. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce for five and a half years under President Wilson, like Mrs. Miles Poindexter, is not averse to airing his discoveries about official Washington. He has a series of articles appearing in The Outlook entitled From Congress to Cabinet— more or less a courtesy title. Judging from its beginning, it is an anecdotal description of officialdom, some of it dull, some of it old, some of it trivial, all of it disconnected. But there are some bright spots. Extracts:

"The Senate of the United States is said to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!