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"The Senate Through the Ages"
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Photograph of all one hundred senators at their desks in the Senate Chamber.

"This, then, is the Senate, the House of individuals, a body of representative American[s], representing the many elements of the nation’s make-up, exhibiting the vitality of a various people, speaking for the several parts of a country of many parts and many interests, a whole and yet full of sharp and political contrasts; a body of counselors who act, if not always wisely or without personal and party bias, yet always with energy and without haste."

-Woodrow Wilson, Constitutional Government in the United States, 1911.