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I am on a mission to find out which historical Member of Congress had the wildest facial hair.

The Honarable George Frederic Kribbs (D-PA, 1893-1895) is currently leading in the standings.
The Congressional Facial Hair Competition is heating up!!

The Honorable William Alfred Peffer (Senator, Populist-KS, 1891-1897) enters the ring!
Remember, it's not always about the chin; sometimes it's about the muttonchops.

Left: Hon. Elijah Adams Morse, Rep., D-MA, 1889-1897
Right: Hon. Martin Nelson Johnson, Rep & Sen, R-ND, 1891-1899, 1909
Final round (for now):

The Waterfall - Hon. Jonathan Ross, Sen, R-VT, 1897-1901

The Densest Beard You've Ever Seen - Hon. Joseph Ransdell, Rep. & Sen, D-LA, 1899-1931

Maybe the Winner? - Hon. Theodore Poole, Rep., R-NY, 1895-1897
P.S. I think if I make my boyfriend look at another old photo of a bearded member of Congress I'll be booted off the couch... but this one NEEDS TO BE SEEN

(Hon. Louis Charles Latham, Rep., D-NC, 1881-1883 & 1887-1889)
Hon. Kittel Halvorson (Rep., Populist-MN, 1891-1893) only served one term in the House, but he looked good for that one term!

(I call this one the Upside Down Bunny Ears. I looked through 2,614 photos for this. Worth it!)
Since everyone enjoyed this thread so much, here are nine Members that received honorable mentions in the Congressional Facial Hair Competition!

All of the photos were taken by the C.M. Bell studio and are available via the Library of Congress' digital collections!
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