Borah, during the five plus years he had served in the Senate.
The old Pete Seeger song ran through my mind with a slight variation in the words: “Where have Idaho’s senators gone/Long time passing? ” Admittedly, the full page article was a “puff piece” so glowing was the praise.
The affair produced a daughter and the story is the Speaker vetoed naming the daughter Deborah (as in de-borah).
Pages S11652-55 Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett Trail Study Act: Senate passed H. 1814, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett Trail extending through western Massachusetts and central Connecticut for study for potential addition to the National Trails System, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S11652-55 Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed H. 1776, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area in west Houston, Texas, clearing the measure for the President.
He could go on and perhaps break Borah’s record of 33 years. Right now, though, neither he nor Risch are going to be remembered by history for anything other than warming the seats.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D1167-D1172] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [gov] Tuesday, November 19, 2002 Page D1167 Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate passed H. Pages S11652-55 New River Gorge Boundary Act: Senate passed H. 3858, to modify the boundaries of the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S11652-55 Lakehaven Utility District Wastewater Project: Senate passed H. 2115, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of a project to reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of the Lakehaven Utility District, Washington, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S11652-55 Virginia Key Beach Park Study: Senate passed H. 2109, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Virginia Key Beach Park in Biscayne Bay, Florida, for possible inclusion in the National Park System, clearing the measure for the President.
Aside from the fact that his favorite form of exercise was horse-back riding early each morning through Rock Creek Park, Borah was clearly a work horse.
By all accounts a decent, honest, hard-working senator and loyal to his friends the only blemish on his distinguished record was a rumored affair with Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who was married to the then House Speaker Nicholas Longworth (a notorious rake himself).
Some 77 years later Borah is still remembered in Idaho along with his progressive record of accomplishments.