For the first time in history, the State Department refused a passport* to a Congressman.

New York's Representative Leo Isacson, American Laborite who won a Bronx by-election in February with the backing of Henry Wallace, wanted to go to Paris to attend a conference on aid for the Greek guerrillas. He would go as an observer for the American Council for a Democratic Greece, a Communist-front organization. Since the council is opposed to the U.S. policy of aiding the established Greek government, said State, issuance of a passport would not be "in the interests of the U.S."

Behind State's decision was...

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