National Affairs: Defeat

Often seen but seldom heard about the Capitol is Representative Walter Marcus Pierce. He frequently sits in the front row of the House with a heavy gold watch chain garlanded across what, in the days of Roosevelt I, would have been jocularly called his bay window. Formerly he was Governor of Oregon. His present wife and secretary is Oregon's former State Librarian. At 73, he is slightly deaf and his voice quavers, but he has a great air of wisdom. He also has six children (by his first wife) and he is Congress'...

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