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President Wilson appointed Joseph Bartlett Eastman to the Interstate Commerce Commission as a Republican. In 1924 Mr. Eastman voted for La Follette. President Hoover reappointed him as a

Democrat. Mr. Eastman always admitted that he had no political affiliation, and almost everybody else admitted that the I. C. C. would be a far less potent body without Mr. Eastman. A hard-working bachelor and a patient, keen-nosed bear for grubbing out facts, he has long been known as the I. C. C.'s most brilliant dissenter. Though he is a frank advocate of Government control of...

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