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Category: In Hotel Lobbies

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In Hotel Lobbies: Mark Twain at the Willard

The creator of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn was in our city back in December 1906 to participate in the copyright hearings before Congress. The Washington Post mentioned them in in their “People Met in Hotel Lobbies” section. “I should like to talk to you, but I have just retired and am bound for sleep,” […]

Congressman Joseph G. Cannon (Wikipedia)

In Hotel Lobbies: Speaker Cannon Comments on Congressional Recess

Congressman Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois is considered by many as the most powerful Speaker of the House in American history. From 1903 to 1911 he was a congressman from Illinois, presiding over the United States House of Representatives. In December 1914, he was staying at the Willard Hotel. The Washington Post reported on him in […]

Buffalo Bill (1903)

In Hotel Lobbies: Buffalo Bill at the Willard Hotel

I’ve come across a mountain of great society columns in old Washington  Posts titled “In Hotel Lobbies.” This is going to make for some great material, so I’m kicking off a new category with the same title. On December 21st, 1903 Colonel William F. Cody was in Washington, staying at the recently opened New Willard […]

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