The Congress: Old Frontiersman

No sooner had the brand-new Congressman from the brand-new state arrived on Capitol Hill than he got some sage advice from a House veteran. Said Maryland Democrat Frederick Talbott to Arizona Democrat Carl Hayden: "Son, there are two kinds of Congressmen—show horses and work horses. If you want to get your name in the papers, be a show horse. But if you want to gain the respect of your colleagues, don't do it. Be a work horse."

Linking Two Frontiers. That was in February 1912. This month, as Arizona celebrates its 50th anniversary as a state, Work Horse Hayden celebrates his...

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