Aug 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy - First Congressman with a Web Site

According to, Ted Kennedy was the first member of Congress to have a web site. How cool!

Also, according to The Sunlight Foundation:

It sounds silly, but it is, in fact, true. In this month of May, fifteen years ago, Ted Kennedy became the first Senator to communicate with constituents over the Internet. Back in 1993, this was no small feat. At the time there were no congressional offices connected to the Internet. (The House launched a pilot program on June 2, 1993, hooking up seven members to an Internet network.) One dedicated staffer and the technology hubs of MIT and other top-level educational institutions made Kennedy into the first digital Senator.

I wasn't going to post anything on Ted Kennedy today, but this tidbit made my day, so I did.

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