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James Francis Byrnes (1882 - 1972)

James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American politician from the state of South Carolina. During his career, Byrnes served as a U.S. Representative (1911–1925), a U....

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William Francis Stevenson (1861 - 1942)

William Francis Stevenson (November 23, 1861 - February 12, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born in what is now Loray, near Statesville, North Carolina, Stevenson attended the ...

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Eldred Simpkins, US Congress (1779 - 1831)

US Congressman. He graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), attended Connecticut's Litchfield Law School, and became an attorney in 1805. Active in the militia, h...

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John McQueen, US Congress (1804 - 1867)

John McQueen (February 9, 1804 – August 30, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina and a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. Born in Queensd...

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James J. Overstreet, US Congress (1773 - 1822)

James Overstreet (February 11, 1773 – May 24, 1822) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born near Barnwell Court House, Barnwell District, South Carolina, Overstreet attended the ...

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Thomas De Lage Sumter, US Congress (1809 - 1874)

A United States Representative from South Carolina; born in Germantown, Pa., November 14, 1809; attended the common schools at Edgehill, near Stateburg, S.C.; was graduated from the United States Milit...

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James Lawrence Orr, Governor, Confederate States Senator, 26th Speaker of the U.S.House of Representatives MP (1822 - 1873)

James Lawrence Orr (May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873) was an American politician who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He later served in...

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Arthur Brown Ross, US Congress (1746 - 1806)

Member of the House of Representatives for district between the Broad and Catawba Rivers Also a delegate from the section of which Fairfield Co. SC was part, took two weeks by carriage to make the tr...

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John McKee Spratt, Jr. (1942 - d.)

. John McKee Spratt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1983 to 2011. He is a member of the Dem...

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Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., Governor (1940 - 2005)

. Carroll Ashmore Campbell, Jr. (July 24, 1940 – December 7, 2005) was a U.S. Republican Party politician who served as 112th Governor of South Carolina from 1987 to 1995. Early life H...

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Wyatt Aiken MP (1863 - 1923)

Wyatt Aiken (December 14, 1863 – February 6, 1923) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. He served for six terms from 1903 to 1917. ...

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Colonel D. Wyatt Aiken (CSA) MP (1828 - 1887)

David Wyatt Aiken (March 17, 1828 – April 6, 1887) was a Confederate army officer during the American Civil War and a postbellum five-term United States Congressman from South Carolina. Biog...

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Henry L. Pinckney (1794 - 1863)

Henry Laurens Pinckney (September 24, 1794 – February 3, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, and the son of Charles Pinckney. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Pinckney ...

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John Baylis Earle, US Congress (1766 - 1836)

John Baylis Earle (1766-1863) — of South Carolina. Born in North Carolina, October 23, 1766. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 8th District, 1803-05; served in the U.S. Army during the W...

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Lt. Gov. Alonzo J. Ransier, US Congress (1834 - 1882)

Alonzo Jacob Ransier (1834–1882) was an African-American politician in South Carolina. He was the state's first black Lieutenant Governor and later was a Republican United States Congressman f...

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Richard Harvey Cain, US Congress (1825 - 1887)

Richard Harvey Cain (April 12, 1825 – January 18, 1887) was a minister, abolitionist, and United States Representative from South Carolina from 1873–1875 and 1877-1879. After the Civil ...

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Robert Brown Elliott, US Congress (1842 - 1884)

Robert Brown Elliott (1842–1884) was an African-American member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina, serving from 1871-1874. Robert Brown Elliott's early life i...

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Joseph Rainey, 2nd Negro Congressman (1832 - 1887)

Joseph Hayne Rainey (June 21, 1832 – August 1, 1887) was the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives, the second black person to serve in the United State...

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James Sproull Cothran, US Congress (1830 - 1897)

US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1887 to 1891. Also served as a State Court Judge. Married to Emma C. Perri...

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Samuel Earle, US Congress (1760 - 1833)

US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1795 to 1797. Also served as a Member of the South Carolina State Legislat...

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Hugh S. Legaré, U.S. Attorney General (1797 - 1843)

Hugh Swinton Legaré (local /lɨˈɡriː/ LA-gree; January 2, 1797 – June 20, 1843) was an American lawyer and politician. Life and career Legaré was b...

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Alexander D. Sims (1803 - 1848)

Alexander Dromgoole Sims (June 12, 1803 – November 22, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born near Randals Ordinary, Virginia, Sims was a nephew of George Coke Dromgoole...

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Sen. Franklin Harper Elmore (1799 - 1850)

Franklin Harper Elmore (October 15, 1799 – May 29, 1850) was a United States Representative and Senator. Born in Laurens District, he graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1...

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Robert Smalls, US Congressman MP (1839 - 1915)

Robert Smalls (April 5 , 1839–February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed him...

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David Rogerson Williams, Governor (1776 - 1830)

David Rogerson Williams (March 8, 1776 – November 17, 1830) was a Representative in the United States Congress and the 45th Governor of South Carolina from 1814 to 1816. Early life and car...

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John Taylor, Governor, U.S. Senator (1770 - 1832)

) John Taylor (May 4, 1770 – April 16, 1832) was the 51st Governor of South Carolina from 1826 to 1828. He was born May 4, 1770 in Granby, South Carolina. He attended Mount Zion Institute in W...

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William Lowndes, US Congress (1782 - 1822)

US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to the Twelfth and five succeeding Congresses, representing South Carolina's 4th and 2nd Districts, he served from 1811 to 1822. The son of South Carolina Go...

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Brig. General Thomas Sumter ("The Carolina Gamecock") MP (1734 - 1832)

DAR Ancestor #: A111057 from Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 – June 1, 1832) nicknamed the "Carolina Gamecock" (after his house was burned down and he went on a rampage of killing British...

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John Rutledge, US Congress (c.1766 - 1819)

John Rutledge, Jr. (1766 – September 1, 1819) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born in Charleston, he was a son of John Rutledge and a nephew of Edward Rutledge, both of w...

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John Peter Richardson II, Governor (1801 - 1864)

John Peter Richardson II (April 14, 1801 – January 24, 1864) was the 59th Governor of South Carolina from 1840 to 1842. Early life and career Born on Hickory Hill Plantation in Clarend...

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Gov. William Aiken, Jr., US Congress (1806 - 1887)

US Congressman, South Carolina Governor. He served as the Governor of South Carolina from 1844 to 1846. He was later elected to represent South Carolina's 2nd and 6th Districts in the United States Hou...

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Robert Barnwell Rhett, U.S. Senator (Southern "Fire-Eater") (1800 - 1876)

Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr. (December 21, 1800 – September 14, 1876), was a United States secessionist politician from South Carolina. Biography Born Robert Barnwell Smith in Beaufort. His ...

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William Porcher Miles, US Congress (1822 - 1899)

William Porcher Miles (July 4, 1822 – May 11, 1899) was among the ardent States' Rights advocates, supporters of slavery, and Southern secessionists who came to be known as the "Fire-Eaters." ...

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Joel R. Poinsett, US Congress, Minister to Mexico (1779 - 1851)

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the first U.S. agent in South America, a member of the South Carolina legislature and ...

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Thomas Pinckney, US Congress MP (1750 - 1828)

Thomas Pinckney has been recognized by the DAR as an American patriot for his military service during the American Revolution. His DAR number is A089106 . Thomas Pinckney (October 23, 1750 –...

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Charles Pinckney, Governor, U.S. Senator, Signer of the U.S. Constitution (1757 - 1824)

) Charles Pinckney (October 26, 1757 – October 29, 1824) was an American politician who was a signer of the United States Constitution, the 37th Governor of South Carolina, a Senator and a mem...

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Gov. Francis W. Pickens, US Congress (1805 - 1869)

Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 – January 25, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 69th Governor of South Carolina when the state seceded from the United Stat...

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Gen. Andrew Pickens, US Congress MP (1739 - 1817)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA with the rank of BRIGADIER GENERAL. DAR Ancestor # A090968 Andrew Pickens (September 13, 1739 – August 11, 1817) was a militia leader in...

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Stephen Decatur Miller, Governor, U.S. Senator (1787 - 1838)

Stephen Decatur Miller (May 8, 1787 – March 8, 1838) was an American politician, who served as the 52nd Governor of South Carolina from 1828 to 1830. He represented South Carolina as a U.S. Re...

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Henry Middleton, US Congress MP (1770 - 1846)

) Henry Middleton (September 28, 1770 – June 14, 1846) was an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–181...

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George McDuffie, Governor, US Senator (1790 - 1851)

George McDuffie (August 10, 1790 – March 11, 1851) was the 55th Governor of South Carolina and a member of the United States Senate. Born of modest means in Columbia County, Georgia, McDuf...

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Gov. Richard I Manning, Sr., US Congress (1789 - 1836)

Richard Irvine Manning I (May 1, 1789 – May 1, 1836) was the 50th Governor of South Carolina from 1824 to 1826 and was later a Representative in the United States Congress. Early life and ...

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Edmund W. M. Mackey, US Congress (1846 - 1884)

Edmund William McGregor Mackey (March 8, 1846 – January 27, 1884) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born in Charleston, he became a representative after the end of the Am...

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John K. Griffin, US Congress (1789 - 1841)

John King Griffin (August 13, 1789 – August 1, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born near Clinton, South Carolina, Griffin pursued an academic course. He engaged as a pla...

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Congressman Thomas Lowndes MP (1766 - 1843)

Thomas Lowndes was the son of Rawlins Lowndes, former Governor of South Carolina during the Revolution. He was born January 22, 1766 in Charleston, South Carolina, and died July 8, 1843 in Charleston. ...

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John Kershaw, US Congress (1765 - 1829)

John Kershaw (September 12, 1765 – August 4, 1829) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born in Camden, South Carolina, Kershaw attended Rushworth School and Oxford College, Englan...

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Col. Laurence M. Keitt (CSA), US Congress (1824 - 1864)

Laurence Massillon Keitt (October 4, 1824 – June 4, 1864) was a South Carolina politician who served as a United States Congressman. He is included in several lists of Fire-Eaters—men w...

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Andrew Robison Govan, US Congress (1794 - 1841)

Andrew Robison Govan (January 13, 1794 – June 27, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born in Orange Parish, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, Govan pursued classical stu...

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Congressman Daniel Huger MP (1742 - 1799)

Daniel Huger, the third of the name, served as delegate to the Continental Congress, 1786-88 , and was a representative at the Federal Congress, 1789-93. Daniel Huger, (father of Daniel Elliott Huger...

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Benjamin Huger, US Congress (1768 - 1823)

Benjamin Huger was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born at or near Charleston in 1768, he pursued an academic course and engaged in the cultivation of rice on the Waccamaw River. ...

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Robert G. Harper, U.S. Senator (1765 - 1825)

Robert Goodloe Harper (January 1765 – January 14, 1825), a Federalist, was a member of the United States Senate from Maryland, serving from January 1816 until his resignation in December of th...

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Gen. Wade Hampton I, US Congress (1751 - 1835)

Wade Hampton (1752 – February 4, 1835) was a South Carolina soldier, politician, two-term U.S. Congressman, and wealthy plantation owner. He was the scion of the politically important Hampto...

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James H. Hammond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1807 - 1864)

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was a politician from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Caro...

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James Hamilton, Jr., Governor (1786 - 1857)

James Hamilton, served as a major in the War of 1812 and was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1830. He became known as "the Great Nullifier" He later moved to Texas where he fought in its war with...

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Samuel Farrow, US Congress MP (1759 - 1824)

US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1793, practiced law and engaged in agricultural pursuits at Spartanburg, South Carolina. From 1810 to 1812, he was Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina ...

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Capt. Samuel Earle, US Congress MP (1760 - 1833)

Samuel Earle Birth: Nov. 28, 1760 Death: Nov. 24, 1833 DAR Ancestor #: A035485 US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina's 6th District in the United States House of Representat...

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Elias Earle, US Congress MP (1762 - 1823)

Elias Earle (1762-1823) — of South Carolina. Born in Frederick County, Va., June 19, 1762. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1805-0...

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William Drayton, US Congress (1776 - 1846)

William Drayton (December 30, 1776 – May 24, 1846) was an American politician, banker, and author from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the son of Federal Judge William Drayton, Sr. of South...

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William F. Colcock, US Congress (1804 - 1889)

William Ferguson Colcock (November 5, 1804 – June 13, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Colcock attended Hulburt's School, Charleston, So...

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Langdon Cheves, US Congress, House Speaker (1776 - 1857)

Langdon Cheves (pronounced chivis) (September 17, 1776 – June 26, 1857) was an American politician, lawyer and businessman from South Carolina. He was a U. S. Representative from 1810 to 1815,...

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Gen. Levi Casey, US Congress (c.1752 - 1807)

Levi Casey (6th son of Abner Casey) Levi Casey was Brigadier General of South Carolina who died at age 59, year of 1807 in Washington City (Known now as D.C.) Early in the Revolutionary War, he rec...

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Armistead Burt, US Congress (1802 - 1883)

Armistead Burt (November 13, 1802 – October 30, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born at Clouds Creek, near Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, Burt moved with...

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Waddy Thompson, US Congress (1798 - 1868)

US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina's 9th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1835 to 1841. Also served as a Member of the South Carolina State House ...

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William Butler, US Congress MP (1790 - 1850)

) William Butler (February 1, 1790 – September 25, 1850) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. He was a son of William Butler (1759-1821), brother of Andrew Butler, and fathe...

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Gen. William Butler, US Congress (1759 - 1821)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for South Carolina with the rank of Captain. DAR Ancestor #: A017740 Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: CAPTAIN Birth: 12-17-1759 PRINCE WILLIAM CO VIRGINIA Death:...

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Preston S. Brooks, US Congress (1819 - 1857)

Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina during the period just prior to the US Civil War. Brooks is primarily remembered f...

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Joseph Brevard, US Congress (c.1766 - 1821)

Joseph Brevard (July 19, 1766 – October 11, 1821) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, Brevard entered the Continental Army when still a boy...

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William W. Boyce, US Congress (1818 - 1890)

William Waters Boyce (October 24, 1818 – February 3, 1890) was an attorney, South Carolina state politician, and a U.S. Congressman. He was also a prominent Confederate States of America polit...

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Gen. Milledge L. Bonham (CSA), Gov., US Congress (1813 - 1890)

Milledge Luke Bonham (December 25, 1813 – August 27, 1890) was an American politician and Congressman who served as the 70th Governor of South Carolina from 1862 until 1864. He was a Confedera...

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Gen. James Blair, US Congress MP (1786 - 1834)

He was a big Scotch Irishman. He was 6'6" tall and weighed 350 pounds. He was known as the Waxhaw Giant. James Blair (September 26, 1786 – April 1, 1834) was a United States Representative f...

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Col. Lemuel Benton, US Congress (1754 - 1818)

Lemuel Benton (1754 – May 18, 1818) was an American planter and politician from Darlington County, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives f...

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Robert Gibbes Barnwell, US Congress (1761 - 1814)

Robert Gibbes Barnwell (December 21, 1761 – October 24, 1814) was a South Carolina revolutionary and statesman who was a delegate to the Confederation Congress and a United States Congressman....

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Robert Barnwell, US & CS Senator (1801 - 1882)

He was born in Beaufort, South Carolina on August 10, 1801 into a prosperous and influential family. His father Robert Barnwell had served in the Continental Congress and the U.S. Congress. This Barnwe...

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