12 term U.S. House Of Representative Gerry Studds (D-MA) passed away today at the age of 69.

Studds, along with Rep. Dan Crane (R-IL), was a central figure in the last congressional page scandal, one that errupted in 1983.

Instant messages hadn’t been invented in 1973, the year Studds began a relationship with a 17 year old page. Back in the day, if a six pack of Schlitz and some duct tape didn’t get the job done, you were shit out of luck.