U.S. At War: Man for the Post

The home State of durable ex-Senator Jim Watson gave the Senate another notable orator last week—this time a Democrat: balding, 48-year-old Samuel Dillon Jackson, ex-State Attorney General of Indiana, ex-prosecuting attorney, longtime elder in Fort Wayne's Presbyterian Church, active member of the Scottish Rite. Governor Henry F. Schricker appointed him to fill the unexpired term of the late Frederick Van Nuys (see p. 82).* Said Senator Jackson: "I will support the President."

Governor Schricker had taken a terrible amount of advice. The phones had been ringing for four days. Three calls were already awaiting him when he reached his office the...

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