Speaker John Nance Garner (D-Texas) left Congress when he was elected vice president under FDR in 1932. Milton West kept Garners 15th district seat in Democratic hands for seven terms, but Garner may have been a bit jealous since he famously described his new job as not worth a bucket of warm piss.
Correction: July 29, 2009
The article incorrectly stated who appointed Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) to the Senate. Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner appointed Kaufman.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.