In July of 1961, one of the most powerful members of Congress spent a week fishing with Keith McCord at the lake at his home. Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, second from left, talked to McCord about politics and sparked his interest in getting involved in political campaigns. Keith McCord, left, holds one end of a string of bluegill caught during one of those fishing outings. From left are McCord; Rayburn; U.S. Rep. Howard Baker, Sr. (Tennessee); U.S. Rep. Hale Boggs (Louisiana); and Hugh McDade with Alcoa, Inc.

In July of 1961, one of the most powerful members of Congress spent a week fishing with Keith McCord at the lake at his home. Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, second from left, talked to McCord about politics and sparked his interest in getting involved in political campaigns. Keith McCord, left, holds one end of a string of bluegill caught during one of those fishing outings. From left are McCord; Rayburn; U.S. Rep. Howard Baker, Sr. (Tennessee); U.S. Rep. Hale Boggs (Louisiana); and Hugh McDade with Alcoa, Inc.

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