DEMOCRATS: Work in Progress

There was no doubt about who would win the Democratic presidential nomination next year. But the Democratic party would have to go through the formality of nominating Harry Truman. Last week, at a one-day meeting in Washington, the national committee picked Philadelphia for the party's 1948 convention. The Democrats would meet some weeks after Republicans had picked their man.

The Democratic committee also installed a new chairman, Senator J. Howard McGrath, the New-Dealish Rhode Islander who had been Harry Truman's personal choice to run his campaign (TIME, Oct. 6). McGrath had no sooner taken over the chair from ailing Bob...

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