National Affairs: Patriarch

The Senate's patriarch last week had a birthday. Republican Senator Francis Emory Warren of Wyoming was 85. The Senate rose and cheered him.

The occasion called attention to the fact that Senator Warren, besides being the oldest Senator, had established a new duration record. No man in U. S. history can match his 36½ years of Senate service. It was, however, not yet a non-stop record. Senator Warren "took off" on his first Senate flight on Dec. 1, 1890 as one of Wyoming's first pair of Senators. He was obliged to "land to...

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