Capitol Lens: Rep. Bruce Alger, 1918-2015

Alger, middle, poses with his daughter and her friends on the Capitol steps in 1964. (Roll Call File Photo)
Alger, middle, poses with his daughter and her friends on the Capitol steps in 1964. (Roll Call File Photo)
Jason Dick
Posted April 27, 2015 at 3:15pm

Rep. Bruce Alger, R-Texas, made no bones about how much he disliked Washington, D.C. The take-no-prisoners congressman (He led a confrontational protest in Dallas against a 1960 campaign visit by Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson that Richard Nixon said likely cost him the election.), died on April 13, the Washington Post reported .  

But Alger thought enough of the Capitol to pose for a picture for the June 18, 1964, edition of Roll Call with his daughter and a couple of her friends. From the caption: “Rep. Bruce Alger (Tex) smiles, and who can blame him. Daughter Jill (center) brought Texas friends Fran Wehler and Jean Snipes to Hill for a visit.”  

Alger was first elected in 1954 and lost re-election in 1964.
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