National Affairs: Fernald

Doctors once despaired of a shriveled crippled baby. Yet the boy lived, walked a bit at 6. Only last week, Death took Senator Bert M. Fernald, 68. Even at 17, Bert Fernald was strong. He had worked, exercised, had determined to go to College. Suddenly, his father died; so he returned to the ancestral farm instead, there worked, exercised. He did so all his life—became in 1910 President of the national Canners Association. Previously State Senator and Governor, he soon (1916) went to the U. S. Senate, was re-elected in 1922.


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