On September 13, 1948, Margaret Chase Smith became the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. Senate. At that time, having already served in the House of Representatives, she also became the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
John Q. Adams: Although losing the public vote, he tied the electoral vote to Andrew Jackson in 1824. The House of Representatives picked Adams. 4 years later Andrew Jackson won the rematch election. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress (Thomas Sully))
The 15 Richest Members Of Congress: The average net worth of a Senator is more than $14 million, and the average net worth of a member of the House of Representatives is nearly $6 million. Thanks to analysis from The Hill, we've put together the richest of the rich, looking at the top 15 members of Congress and how they're worth. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/richest-members-of-congress-the-hill-2012-8?op=1#ixzz2d8E5V5RL
Group of children playing on the stoop of a house next to 229 Tatnall St., a reputed house of prostitution. Investigator, Edward F. Brown. Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Louis W. Hine, May, 1910. | Library of Congress