HISTORICAL NOTES: Change of Heart

As Senator from South Carolina, War Mobilizer and Supreme Court Justice, James F. Byrnes was one of the strong right arms that helped Franklin D. Roosevelt fashion his New Deal. After Roosevelt's death, shrewd, spry Jimmy Byrnes stayed on in Washington, became Harry Truman's first Secretary of State. Last week, Jimmy Byrnes was busy at his newest enthusiasm—heaping hot coals on the Fair Deal as "creeping but ever advancing socialistic programs." Fit as a fiddle at 70, Jimmy Byrnes also provided his own story of the heart attack which precipitated his departure from the Truman Cabinet.

"In 1946, just before...

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