MISSISSIPPI: Indestructible Man

MISSISSIPPI Indestructible Man

Theodore Gilmore ("The Man") Bilbo of Mississippi, a chunky fighting cock who campaigns in a red necktie tastefully embellished with a diamond horseshoe stickpin, is probably the most indestructible man in U. S. politics. For one thing, he has been in jail (in 1923, for refusing to testify at the trial for seduction of his hand-picked successor as Governor). In 1932, when he finished his second gubernatorial term, which had been enlivened by an episode in the Governor's office involving a blonde and a pistol shot, he and Mississippi were both practically bankrupt. Shelved in Washington by kindly...

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