Letters, Jun. 16, 1941

Youngest Senator Sirs:

TIME for April 28 had this: "Engaged. Rush Dew Holt, 35, West Virginia's isolationist junior Senator from 1935 to 1941 (youngest ever elected); and Helen Froelich, 26, teacher at National Park Seminary near Washington."

I read this aloud to my old friend, E. E. Patton, the great scholar and educator, in his office at Knoxville, Tenn. This was his reply from memory:

"The record shows that Holt lacked only about six months of being old enough to take the oath as a Senator when he was elected. John H. Eaton,...

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