How Many Times Can You Turn 40?

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Tom McMillen, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Tydings
Tom McMillen, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Tydings

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.

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