Slideshow: A Life in Washington, Scalia Dead at 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, with other members of the court, is greeted by President Barack Obama at the 2013 presidential inauguration. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Justice Antonin Scalia, a stalwart conservative justice on the Supreme Court, died in Texas on Saturday.  

Here's a look through CQ Roll Call's photo archives of the judge who sat on the high court since 1986.  

Blizzard Blasts From the Past

Capitol pages are engaged in a Republican vs. Democrat snowball fight in this undated photo.

As what is predicted to be a record-breaking blizzard bears down on Washington and residents prepare for a potential one to two feet of snow, we combed through the Roll Call photo archives to see how Washington has handled being covered in snow in years past.  

Some of these photos' subjects and dates can't be pinpointed, but, they provide an encouraging picture of the city weathering and surviving and even having fun in previous storms, which we will begin to do again in this one.  

A Look Back at Dale Bumpers

Dale Bumpers, a reformist governor in Arkansas and four-term senator known for his wit and oratorical skills, as well as his passionate defense of President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial, died on Jan. 1 at age 90


Roll Call's Feature Photos of the Year

Bridges, right, struck a pose with Sen. Debbie Stabenow. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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Keep your eyes on these pages all year for images that showcase Roll Call's six decades covering Congress, and find more archival material at . If you have a great photo of Congress from back in the day, email it to

Photos: Beau Biden Through the Years
Sen. Robert Griffin, 1923-2015

Griffin with Hamilton, 1968 Michigan National Cherry Queen. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When Sen. Robert Griffin died on April 17, much of the news coverage that followed focused on his filibuster against the nomination of Abe Fortas to be chief justice of the United States and his political alliance with Gerald Ford, a fellow Michigan Republican who rose through the House ranks to become minority leader, vice president and eventually president after Richard M. Nixon resigned.  

Lost in the ether, perhaps, was the Griffin who was an indefatigable partisan for his home of Traverse City, Mich., particularly its signature event, the National Cherry Festival. This certainly comes through in a CQ Roll Call photo from the archives. Griffin, who was elected to five terms in the House from 1956 to 1964 before being appointed to the Senate in 1966, was a good sport as he allowed Julie Ann Hamilton, the 1968 festival's National Cherry Queen, to feed him the fruit by hand.  

#TBT: D.C. Press Throws 'Circus' to Welcome New Congress

(CQ Roll Call File)


On Feb. 12, 1989, Roll Call published a photo page recounting the Washington Press Club Foundation's party to welcome the 101st Congress. The club hosted a "circus," hiring the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to entertain new and returning members.  

#tbt: Intern Duties

Part of Roll Call's 1989 "continuing series of photos of dog-walking interns, here's Jodie Martin, Diet Coke in hand, and Sen. Bob Dole's pooch Leader on leash." (Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call File Photo)


A recent visit to the Roll Call archives uncovered this 1989 photo of a young Senate intern from University of California, Santa Barbara named Jodie Martin walking then-Minority Leader Bob Dole's dog Leader 25 years ago this month.  

#tbt: Eric Cantor Edition

Cantor works out the final details of his new office with members of his move coordination team. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As Eric Cantor gave his last speech as majority leader on the House floor , Capitol Lens decided to dig into the Roll Call archives for different views of the outgoing majority leader's time on the Hill.  

Cantor, talking about his time in Congress, said Thursday: