June 9, 2016

National Seersucker Day Photo

WASHINGTON— US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and fellow US Senators took an official photo in celebration of National Seersucker Day today.

From left to right: Senators Mike Lee, Susan Collins, Roger Wicker, Johnny Isakson, Amy Klobuchar, Thad Cochran, Shelley Moore Capito, Bill Cassidy

A part of Louisiana’s heritage, the original seersucker suit was created in Louisiana. Former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) brought the tradition to Congress in 1996, yet it was briefly discontinued in 2012. Dr. Cassidy reintroduced National Seersucker Day in the US House of Representatives in 2014, and has continued the tradition in the US Senate.

“National Seersucker Day is the celebration of American made products. Seersucker was invented in Louisiana but can now be found in closets across the country. The history of seersucker suits in the Senate dates back to the summers of the early 20th century, before air conditioning was commonplace. According to the Senate Historian, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday began in 1996. I am proud to continue this tradition.” –US Senator Bill Cassidy