Old Patrick Cudahy was a Kilkenny Irishman who arrived in the U. S. at the age of six, got rich in the meat-packing business. His son and heir was John Clarence Cudahy, a ruddy chip off the old block, who supported Roosevelt before 1932 and by natural selection became a U. S. diplomat. Tall, leathery Mr. Cudahy had previously studied and practiced law, run his family's real-estate properties in Milwaukee, hunted big game, fought gallantly in World War I, written expansive prose about his adventures. Blessed with charm, a warm heart and full pockets, Mr. Cudahy in Poland, Eire and...

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