The oldest Senator there was a little bantam-built man with a crabwise walk, a cock-crest of white hair, a mouth that seems to snarl even when he weeps—the Old Dominion fireball, Carter Glass, 82, of Lynchburg, Va.

The oldest Representative there was a thin, bald, snap-eyed man from Glenwood Springs, Colo.—Ed. T. Taylor, 81, who has run for office at 21 general elections, not only without defeat but without any opposition, and who is the author of more State laws, Constitutional amendments and Federal laws combined than anyone else in the U. S.

And there was 78-year-old George William Norris of...

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