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J. Franklin Little Senate Page (1910–1912)

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Frank Little was a boy selling newspapers near the Capitol Building in 1910 when he caught the attention of Senator Henry DuPont, a Republican from Delaware. Senator DuPont arranged for his appointment as a page. In his interview Little relates the political education he received as a page, the work assigned to pages at the time, and the hijinks in which the pages engaged throughout the Capitol Building to the top of the dome.


Scholarly citation: "J. Franklin Little, Senate Page, 1910–1912," Oral History Interviews, December 9, 1983, Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.

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