National Affairs: Vanishing American

The White House had its "help wanted" sign out last week. The main reason: after years of silent but substantial service to two Presidents (at $12,000 a year), round, amiable Lawyer Samuel Irving Rosenman, 49, was finally making good his worn threat to leave Washington.

In 1932, when he was a New York State Supreme Court Justice (at $25,000 a year), Sam Rosenman had begun building the New Deal brain trust for his good friend Franklin Roosevelt. Later, he had had a hand in writing many an FDR speech. A shadowy figure, he had moved quietly in & out of...

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