Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Receives Historic Desk from Former Speaker Hastert

Apr 29, 2011
Press Release


Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released a web video today, first seen on Facebook, discussing a historic desk he recently received from former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. The former Speaker recently sent his personal desk as Speaker to Roskam.

The desk has a long and distinguished history among Illinois Members of Congress. First used by Majority Whip Leslie Arends in the late 1940s, it was then passed down to then-Minority Leader Congressman Robert Michel in the 1980s, then in turn to Hastert.

Watch the video of the delivery and Congressman Roskam talking about the desk and Speaker Hastert's "incredibly kind gesture" here.