POLITICAL NOTES: Brownell Steps Down

When Thomas E. Dewey picked him to be his grand strategist in the 1944 presidential campaign, Herbert Brownell was a political unknown outside New York City and Albany. This week Herb Brownell decided to return to obscurity, and his law practice.

As the G.O.P.'s National Chairman, Brownell had been suspect to rival politicos who feared—despite his careful denials—that he was working strictly for Dewey. He had run into criticism from aggressive Midwesterners who considered his strategy too cautious. But his real reason for resigning, he said, was to earn a living for his...

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