National Affairs: Unlike Son

Wendell Willkie's son has no intention of repeating his father's mistakes. His father, an unorthodox campaigner and a scorner of political drudgery, began his Republican career at the top—and got elected to nothing. Son Philip, 28 and ambitious, is starting at the bottom.

Last week, in Rushville, Ind., where he runs the family farms, he announced that he would be a candidate for the relatively humble job of state legislator from Rush and Henry Counties. Before making his announcement, he conferred with precinct committeemen, something his father hardly ever bothered to do.


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