Claude Denson Pepper rose from a farm in Alabama to a seat in the U. S. Senate. Last week he attained a kind of final eminence. He was hanged in effigy on Capitol Hill.

His progress to this distinction began only 39 years ago. He was probably the ugliest little squirt in Chambers County, Ala., where he was born. A skin disease pocked his face. His body was small, his complexion an unlovely red. His father was a farmer, none too well off, and Claude went to work when he was a boy. He...

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