Gerry E. Studds

Gerry Eastman Studds was an American Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1983 until 1997. He was the first openly gay member of Congress. In 1983 he was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old page in 1983. Wikipedia*

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Gerry E. Studds has 166 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1985 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 24 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1994 with an average of 339 views per program. Most appearances with Ted Kennedy (2), Barney Frank (2), John F. Kerry (2). Most common tag: LGBTQ.

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U.S. Representative, D-MA 10th View Map January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1997 Videos: 166 U.S. Representative, D-MA 12th January 3, 1973 - January 2, 1983 Videos: 0

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