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What's In a Name? Some of Roll Call's Favorite Lawmaker Nicknames, Past and Present
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JASON DICK: We're gonna talk about nicknames today. Some of the more powerful people in Congress have had nicknames.

Joe Cannon, the former Speaker of the House, had a couple of them. He was “Uncle Joe” for those who were feeling warm towards him, because he was a paternalistic figure.