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Scott McGeary Senate Page (1969–1973)

Scott McGeary with wife Linda and Senator Daniel Inouye

Scott McGeary’s request for an autographed photo of Senator Daniel
Inouye (D-HI) led to a four-year assignment as a Senate page. From 1969 to 1973, McGeary came to know the Senate and Capitol grounds like few other teenagers, working for Republican and Democratic sponsors and attending page school. McGeary recounts his duties as a page, changes in Senate leadership during his tenure, and heated debates on the Senate floor over Supreme Court nominations and Vietnam War policy. His page experience sparked a lifelong love for public service and a career in public affairs and government relations.


"RW. Scott McGeary: Senate Page, 1969–1973,” Oral History Interview, February 27, 2013, Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.

Disclaimer: The Senate Historical Office has a strong commitment to oral history as an important part of its efforts to document institutional change over time. Oral histories are a natural component to historical research and enhance the archival holdings of the Senate and its members. Oral histories represent the personal recollections and opinions of the interviewees, however, and should not be considered as the official views or opinions of the U.S. Senate, of the Senate Historical Office, or of other senators and/or staff members. The transcripts of these oral histories are made available by the Senate Historical Office as a public service.