Snapshots: Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

July 1941. Local Boy Scout Anderson Grimes in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., holding a copy of a WPA poster designed for the city’s landmark water conservation program. Shortly after this photo was taken, he was to present the poster to local congressman Harford Collins in a brief ceremony. Tragically, Grimes, along with several local reporters and congressional aides, instead found Senator Collins slumped over his desk, dead from a heart attack.

Thirty years later, Grimes ended up serving the same seat in Congress for four terms. He did not die in office.
- RJ White

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2 Responses to Snapshots: Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

  1. November 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I can’t find either Anderson Grimes nor Harford Collins listed in the Congressional biographies. Were they U.S. Congress Members, or members of the Maryland State Legislature, maybe?

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