U.S. At War: Revolt

Texas Democrats went all the way. New Dealers never had a chance. Months before the Democratic state convention, smooth, affable George A. Butler, a Houston lawyer who heads the Democratic executive committee, had politicked all over Texas lining up anti-Fourth Term delegates.

When the convention opened in the granite Senate chamber of the capitol at Austin last week, George Butler had the votes to crack the whip. Every speech, every motion the New Dealers made was drowned out in boos and catcalls. When handsome, New Dealing Representative Lyndon B. Johnson hovered near the platform to prompt pro-Roosevelt speakers, the Texans shouted, "Throw...

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