California Keynoter

To keynote their national convention next June 26, Republicans last week picked a prime, ripe, sun-kissed man: California's able Governor Earl Warren. The choice was a surprise to many a GOPster—and a happy outcome for National Chairman Harrison Spangler.

Earl Warren's name had not been among those originally suggested for keynoter. Reason: he was considered a sure bet for second place on a ticket with Tom Dewey, and the keynote spot is usually reserved for a noncandidate. But by the time the G.O.P. Committee on Arrangements met in Chicago's Stevens Hotel, the...

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