MISSOURI: Death of a Fighter

Missouri's Jim Reed died last week as he had lived—fighting. In 18 years in the U.S.Senate (1911-29) he had heaped fire & brimstone on the League of Nations, Prohibition, women suffragists, Federalism and numberless other targets. His last attack was on the doctors who wanted to hospitalize him. Hale & hearty almost to the last, he had spent a strenuous summer fishing at his north Michigan ranch. Now, at 82, he preferred to die in his spacious log house, doctors notwithstanding.

When Jim Reed retired in 1929, an acid flavor, very American, went...

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