National Affairs: Wall Street Campaigner

Wendell Willkie is a self-confessed political "hybrid": he says he does not agree totally with either party. For that reason many a free-wheeling Democrat, many a Republican would like to see him President of the U. S. He was willing to accept the Republican nomination for the Presidency, but no one had figured out how to start him off.* With no party backing, he was a rootless flower in the political garden. Then, in Wall Street, an amateur political gardener announced he would do the necessary spadework.

Oren Root Jr., a youthful lawyer, a...

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