National Affairs: Janitor-Emeritus

Harry Parker had held various jobs around the Capitol for 17 years before he went over to the potent House Ways & Means Committee as janitor. At that time Chairman William McKinley, beaten in the 1890 elections, was packing up for Ohio. Mr. McKinley left his Bible for Harry. Years later Sereno Elisha Payne, chairman of the Committee during Taft's Administration, gave him his furniture. Oscar Underwood's legacy was a complete wardrobe including a big Stetson hat.

Last week to Harry Parker, having bowed and waddled through Congressional corridors for 63 years, came the...

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