Yesterday I started out the morning with a visit to the U.S. Capitol. I was thinking about my trip to Newport News, VA for the dedication of America’s latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, named after my late boss and friend. President Ford always considered himself, “A man of the House.” He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1948, and served until 1973 when he became Vice President of the United States, appointed to fill the office of Spiro Agnew who resigned in disgrace. I photographed a bust of him in the hallway near the senate chambers. All vice presidents serve as president of the senate, where they can only vote to break a tie. They are all represented with their likeness displayed in the halls of the senate.
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