U.S. At War: Eyes on Missouri

Few Democratic Senators have fought Franklin Roosevelt more bitterly than Missouri's mulish, rufous Bennett Champ Clark, who never forgets a grudge. (His oldest grudge: in 1912 young Franklin Roosevelt, 30, helped swing the Democratic convention to Woodrow Wilson and away from the Senator's father, the late Speaker Champ Clark.) Yet Bennett Clark, campaigning for his own third term, swallowed his isolationist line and pledged himself to support Franklin Roosevelt's peace program.

He also enlisted the help of two potent Democrats, National Chairman Robert E. Hannegan and Vice Presidential Nominee Harry Truman, both of...

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