REPUBLICANS: Willkie, Owen, Otis & Bailly

There is a dignified, medium-sized law office in downtown Manhattan, with walnut-paneled walls, shaded lights and a quiet air of wellbeing. The receptionist has worked there for 30 years. Half a dozen of the 70 employes have been with the firm for more than 20 years. When the telephone girls answered "Miller, Owen, Otis & Bailly," it was with the knowledge that they were naming one of Manhattan's most distinguished firms. With New York's ex-Governor Miller as senior partner, with celebrated advocates spotted all through its long history, with a reputation for...

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