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The original was posted on /r/todayilearned by /u/HawkeyeJosh2 on 2023-12-08 19:47:49.

Original Title: TIL former Alben Barkley, relegated to the back bench in his return to the Senate, noted in a speech, “I’m glad to sit in the back row, for I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.” He then dropped dead.