In 1964, Roll Call took a magazine-style approach to its front page, using one large feature photo and a couple of headlines to “tease” the newspaper’s contents. In September of that year, a first-term Senator from the then-new state of Hawaii, Daniel Inouye, was featured on the cover of Roll Call, along with his wife, Margaret, and their newborn son, Daniel Jr.
Inouye, a Democrat, was Hawaii’s first Congressman, elected in 1959 when the chain of islands became a state. In 1962 he was elected to the Senate, where he still serves to this day.
While Roll Call has long since abandoned this minimalist cover design in favor of a more straightforward, daily newspaper-style format, Inouye, as the senior Senator from the Aloha State and a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, still occasionally graces the front page of this newspaper.