Capitol Lens: Rep. Bruce Alger, 1918-2015
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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