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Watergate Babies

Watergate Babies

The term Watergate Babies refers to the Democrats elected to the United States Congress in 1974 following president Richard Nixon's resignation over the Watergate scandal. Tom Downey was the youngest among the babies --being age 25 upon election, the minimum age to serve. In November 1974, Democrats picked up 49 seats in the House and 5 in the Senate.

Eight of these Watergate babies are members of the current Congress:

External links

  • "Rebels of '94 and 'Watergate Babies' Similar In Class Size, Sense of Zeal" at All Politics CNN

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