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#331694 - 01/23/21 08:16 PM We have had problems before (and a bit of humor)
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In 1858, Rep. Galusha Grow was physically attacked by Democrat Laurence Keitt in the House chambers, leading to a brawl between northerners and southerners. The large brawl involving approximately fifty representatives ended only when a missed punch from Rep. Cadwallader Washburn of Wisconsin upended the wig of Rep. William Barksdale of Mississippi. The embarrassed Barksdale accidentally replaced the wig backwards, causing both sides to erupt in spontaneous laughter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galusha_A._Grow#U.S._House

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#331697 - 01/23/21 08:42 PM Re: We have had problems before (and a bit of humor) [Re: jgw]
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Quote:
Galusha Grow Cadwallader Washburn


Man, gentlemen of House certainly had some cool names back then!

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