Stewart E. McClure: Chief Clerk, Senate Committee on Labor, Education, and Public Welfare
McClure recalls how his boss, freshman Democrat Guy Gillette, was instructed by Republican senator Hiram Johnson on when to make his maiden speech.
William F. Hildenbrand: Secretary of the Senate
Interviewed in 1985, Hildenbrand recalls the bygone Senate custom of new senators refraining from speechmaking during their first year in office.
Richard A. Arenberg: Staff to Senators Paul Tsongas, George Mitchell and Carl Levin
Arenberg describes how Senator Paul Tsongas' unconventional maiden Senate speech upset his senior colleague from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy.