REPUBLICANS: Critical Collaboration

Twenty-two hours before the inauguration of President Roosevelt for the Third Term, Wendell Willkie arrived in Washington. The lobby of The Carlton was jammed with obliging celebrities and avid autograph hunters, but the defeated candidate had no time for either. In the seventh-floor suite of Secretary of State Cordell Hull he settled down for a two-hour conference with the old border statesman. Wendell Willkie was going to London to see the war for himself. President Roosevelt had asked Cordell Hull to make available to him information and assistance of the Department of State.

Wendell Willkie was preparing to leave in the...

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