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[IMGCAP(1)]Sen. Sherman Minton (D-Ind.) gazes at his calendar while Congress was on recess Oct. 13, 1937. Congress planned to reconvene on Nov. 15 of that year, with Minton remaining as one of the few Members in the Capitol during the quiet period. He was best known for his 1934 campaign speech, “You Cannot Eat the Constitution,” in defense of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation.

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