Rep. Howard Coble sits amid items being packed in his congressional office in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 2014. He is retiring after serving as a Republican congressman from North Carolina for 30 years. A painting of a Coast Guard icebreaker he served on as a young man leans against the wall beside him.
Rep. Howard Coble sits amid items being packed in his congressional office in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 2014. He is retiring after serving as a Republican congressman from North Carolina for 30 years. A painting of a Coast Guard icebreaker he served on as a young man leans against the wall beside him. McClatchy
Rep. Howard Coble sits amid items being packed in his congressional office in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 2014. He is retiring after serving as a Republican congressman from North Carolina for 30 years. A painting of a Coast Guard icebreaker he served on as a young man leans against the wall beside him. McClatchy

Old-school lawmaker departs: Goodbye, madras jacket, courtly ways

November 14, 2014 12:27 PM