Yearbook Photos of Congress’ Most Famous Faces

Exploring the yearbook photos collection on Ancestry, we found some of the most famous faces in Congress, from both sides of the aisle.

See if you recognize them from their school photos.

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Bernie Sanders

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Before he was in Congress and a presidential hopeful, Bernie  Sanders was a track team captain at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York.

Rand Paul

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Rand Paul attended Brazoswood High School in Clute, Texas. During his first term in Congress, he was sworn in along with his father, Ron Paul, who was serving in Congress in 2011.

Tim Kaine

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Long before he joined Congress and became Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine attended the all-boys Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. 

John McCain

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Following in his father’s footsteps, John McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, becoming a decorated war veteran before becoming a member of  Congress. 

Catherine Cortez Masto

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A newcomer to the Congressional scene, Catherine Cortez Masto will become the first Latina to ever serve as a U.S. senator. She attended high school and university in her native Nevada.

These photos of famous politicians are just a handful of the 7 million+ photos on Ancestry. Find more blasts from the past – either of famous people or your own family – using Ancestry’s yearbook records search.  

 

 

 

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