The Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
The Directory provides archival, biographical, and bibliographical information for senators, representatives, vice presidents, and members of the Continental Congress. The Directory is available online and in print.
Outstanding former Senate leaders and other distinguished Americans share their insights about the Senate's recent history and long-term practices. These lectures were delivered in the Capitol's historic Old Senate Chamber to an audience of current Senators and specially invited guests from the executive branch, the diplomatic corps, the media and private enterprise.
The Senate's longest-serving majority leader, Mike Mansfield, delivered the first lecture on March 24, 1998. Eight others followed, including two presidents, two vice presidents, and four majority leaders.
Introduction to the Series by Senator Trent Lott
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Senator Mike Mansfield
Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Senator Robert C. Byrd
President George Bush
Senator George J. Mitchell
Senator Bob Dole
Vice President Dan Quayle
President Gerald R. Ford
Vice President Walter Mondale
Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond