National Affairs: Leader Watson

On the first morning of Herbert Hoover's administration, the Republicans of the Senate caucused to choose a new floor leader in place of Vice President Curtis. It had all been threshed out beforehand and the election fell upon the senior Senator from Indiana, the Honorable James E.

Watson, and not upon the more Hooveresque candidate. Senator Wesley Livsey Jones of Washington. Senator Watson is 64. Two-thirds of his lifetime has been devoted to politics. The measure of his greatness is that if one were asked to pick a man in Washington who best typifies...

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