National Affairs: Gentleman from Boston

Christian Archibald Herter, 52, who marshaled the congressional investigation of Europe, is a gentleman politician. He cuts a fine patrician figure on Boston's Beacon Hill, likes to hunt ducks on his own preserve in South Carolina and has never known the rigors of doorbell-ringing in the wards. But few Congressmen work as hard or as effectively as lanky (6 ft. 5 in.), handsome Chris Herter; fewer still can match his first-hand knowledge of Europe.

Herter, whose parents were wealthy expatriate artists, was born in Paris. He lived there until he was nine, was brought...

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