Early one morning last week at Baton Rouge, James J. Bailey, Louisiana's Secretary of State, died suddenly of pneumonia. Governor Huey Parham Long, the State's 36-year-old political dictator, went around to the Bailey home to offer condolences. When he returned to the capitol, he said to pretty little Miss Alice Lee Grosjean, his hazel-eyed, auburn-haired, 24-year-old confidential secretary: "Miss Grosjean, write out a commission appointing Miss Alice Lee Grosjean Secretary of State, effective at once." An hour later Miss Grosjean took the oath of office, telephoned her parents at Shreveport that...

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