Stood beside him putting forth his own pious platitudes was the new congressman.
House of Representatives, serving two terms. In 1893 he was elected U.S. congressman and thereafter repeatedly reelected to serve through 1923.
In a speech to the House of Representatives at this same time, Congressman Davy Crockett told the story of getting chewed out by a constituent for voting for a $20,000 emergency relief bill for the homeless in a city just wiped out by a fire.
As he was usually called by his middle name, the congressman who recommended him for West Point supposed it to be his first name, and added thereto the name of his mother's family, Simpson.