NEW YORK: Freshman with a Reputation

Had Thomas E. Dewey been elected President, John Foster Dulles would probably have been his Secretary of State. Last week Governor Dewey did the next best thing for his longtime friend and adviser: he appointed Dulles to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner.

Dulles, vacationing on Main Duck Island in Ontario, flew to New York to talk things over with the governor, then continued on to Washington to take his Senate seat. For a freshman Senator, the new arrival had an impressive background. As a top-flight international lawyer, official Republican Party foreign-policy adviser and member of the U.S. delegation...

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