The Press: More Tennessee Trouble

Tennessee's most potent publisher, one of her most potent personalities is big, athletic, round-faced Colonel Luke Lea. At 51 he is already wrapped in a cocoon of legend: the man who, at 32, was the youngest U. S. Senator ever to sit legally; who, a fighting colonel of field artillery, nearly completed an attempt to kidnap the Kaiser from a castle in Holland as a Christmas gift to President Wilson. With Banker-Promoter Rogers Clark Caldwell, he bought the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Appeal (evening) for $3,600,000 in 1927, the Knoxville Journal in...

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