A discussion about New York’s 13th Congressional District, and the fact that Charles Rangel (who is retiring this year) and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (whom Rangel defeated in 1970) are the only people who represented the district since it was created in 1944, led to this week’s trivia question. Both Rangel and Powell are African Americans; the likely next congressman is Adriano Espaillat, who is from the Dominican Republic. The question is: Who is the longest serving black member of Congress in history?
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The answer? There was none. There was no vice president in 1964, when the Cleveland Browns won the NFL title. With President Kennedy’s assassination and Lyndon Johnson’s ascension in 1963, there was no mechanism in place — no 25th Amendment — that enabled a VP to be appointed. So there was no vice president between 11/22/63 and 1/20/65, when Johnson and new VP Hubert Humphrey were sworn in.
The randomly-selected winner is … Dan Neumann of Arlington, Va. Dan wins the coveted Political Junkie button.