THE JUDICIARY: Lawyer to the Court

As chairman of the Senate's war-contracts investigating committee, Democrat Harry Truman leaned heavily on Republican Harold Hitz Burton. Chairman Truman seldom made a major move without first talking it over with Ohio's husky, square-faced junior Senator. Harry Truman liked Lawyer Burton's insistence on facts and fairness, his conscientious work.

Last week President Truman called Harold Burton to the White House, told him that he was going to appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Senator Burton, who has had plenty of legislative and administrative experience (he was mayor of Cleveland for six years) but has never sat on a judicial bench, was...

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