Religion: Prayers for the Senate

On the stroke of noon one day this week, Vice President Alben Barkley stepped into the Senate Chamber. Beside him walked an old friend: lean, bush-browed Dr. Frederick Brown Harris, 65. The Vice President took his place and called the Senate to order; standing in the rostrum, Dr. Harris began to pray.

Methodist Harris, elected Chaplain of the U.S. Senate to succeed the late Rev. Peter Marshall, who died last fortnight (TIME, Feb. 7), was back at an old post. From 1942 to 1947 he had served as Senate Chaplain, until Peter Marshall's appointment...

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