National Affairs: Michigan's Vandenberg

Editor Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg of the Grand Rapids Herald, 44-year-old Republican, Mason, Shriner, Elk, Woodman, was appointed Senator from Michigan last week to succeed Woodbridge N. Ferris, 75-year-old Democrat who died of pneumonia last fortnight. Mr. Vandenberg made the fifth journalist in the Upper House. Fellow Republican publishers to whom he can look from behind his horn-rimmed glasses for encouragement in his maiden speech are Cutting of New Mexico, Capper of Kansas, La Follette of Wisconsin. Senator-publisher Carter Glass of Virginia sits across the aisle among the Democrats.

Though he was a friend...

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