Hardly had the sun set on Election Day 1956 before Connecticut Republicans reached for their cordial glasses and Democrats for their indigestion pills. From precinct after precinct came the news that Dwight Eisenhower was rolling up a massive plurality; in the final result, the G.O.P. made perhaps its most impressive showing in little Connecticut, racking up 63.7% against 1952's 55.7%, with U.S. Senator Prescott Bush and most other state candidates sailing home on Ike's coattails. Last week the President hand-picked—and the National Committee elected—for Republican national chairman the man who is...

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