Ailing Bob Hannegan was finally out as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. To run his 1948 campaign Politician Harry Truman chose Rhode Island's hard-driving freshman Senator J. Howard McGrath.

To the bitter end Bob Hannegan and some of the old big-city bosses—Chicago's Ed Kelly and The Bronx's Ed Flynn—had plugged hard to get the job for Gael Sullivan, the committee's executive director and a favorite of the C.I.O. Sullivan, they insisted, was the man to rally labor and the party's liberals and left-wingers. But Harry Truman insisted on making his own...

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