WETA Digital Extras

George Cassiday: Bootlegger to Congress

Special | 5m 2s

Garrett Peck and Fred Cassiday profile George Cassiday, who worked as a bootlegger to Congress from 1920-1930. George Cassiday actually had an office in the House office building and supplied both "wet" and "dry" Congressmen before being arrested in 1930. Afterwards he wrote a tell-all expose for the <em>Washington Post</em>, which helped turn public opinion against the Dry cause.

Aired: 09/21/11

Rating: NR

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