National Affairs: Fireworks & Fourth

Twenty-two years of shrewd, faithful political counsel to Franklin Roosevelt put Louis McHenry Howe into the White House in March 1933 as No. 1 Presidential Secretary. Two years later a combination of heart disease, pleurisy and asthma put the President's best-loved, most-trusted adviser, supposedly dying, under an oxygen tent in his White House bedroom.

Last summer he dropped almost entirely out of the national spotlight when White House remodeling caused him to be removed to Washington's Naval Hospital. Last week the approaching Presidential campaign brought Invalid Howe back briefly into the news...

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