National Affairs: Requiescat

On the day that the body of Senator LaFollette, leader of the Republican Insurgents in the Senate, was carried to his grave in Wisconsin, Senator Edwin Fremont Ladd, one of the pillars of the insurgent group, died in the city of Baltimore. With hardly more than one sweep of his famed scythe, Death had taken two of the leaders of the radical group.

Unlike LaFollette, Mr. Ladd's political career had been brief. He was a chemist by profession, a son of Maine, educated at the University of Maine. He served for a time as...

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