The United States Senate has inspired thousands of colorful stories. From the first discussions at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 down to our own times, the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” has actively engaged storytellers. Over the past 30 years, drawing from these and other sources, Senate Historian Richard A. Baker has prepared historical narratives to inform senators, staff, constituents, and others who are curious about the traditions, personalities, and legislative landmarks of the Senate. These stories reflect all areas of Senate activity. From the well-known and notorious, to the unusual and even whimsical, they are presented to enlighten, inspire, amuse, and inform. Read collectively, they provide clear impressions about the forces, events, and personalities that have shaped the Senate of the 21st century.