Friday, June 01, 2012

How many times can you turn 40?

Tom McMillen  Nancy Pelosi  Joe Tydings

Photo credit: Neshan H. Naltchayan

Tom McMillen turns 40 a lot.

McMillen is a retired NBA professional basketball player, Rhodes Scholar and Democratic U.S. Congressman who represented the 4th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 1993.  He celebrated his  "40th"  birthday at the Georgetown home of lobbyist and Democratic strategist Tommy Quinn.

Factoids from Wikipedia: McMillen is thought to be the tallest-ever member of Congress. At 6 feet 11 inches, he is two feet taller than current Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski who is believed to be the shortest representative ever.

McMillen was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team that lost a controversial game to the Soviet Union.

Tom McMillen   Terry McAuliffe   Tommy Quinn

The heavily democratic guest list included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former Senator from Maryland Joseph Davies Tydings and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe, author of "What A Party."

Was a bit dark inside, but join us anyway in wishing Tom a Happy Birthday: