U.S. At War: Admiral Senator

The first top-rank officer of World War II to go to Congress became a Senator last week. With no more ceremony than a noonday oath and handshaking all around, the Senate welcomed Admiral Thomas C. Hart, appointed by Connecticut's Governor to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Francis Maloney (TIME, Feb. 12). High-collared, 67-year-old Tommy Hart became the occupant of the 40th Republican seat in the upper house, the first U.S. admiral ever to sit in the U.S. Senate.

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