National Affairs: Poor Man's Candidate

In the domain where Huey Long founded a dynasty on demagoguery, his successors have been challenged at the polls three times by an upcountry judge called "the poor man's candidate."

The challenger, Judge Robert F. Kennon, 49, is no rabble-rouser, but a neat and solid citizen, a member of the Louisiana Court of Appeals who served during World War II as a colonel with the Ninth Army in Europe. In 1948, he ran for governor and then for Senator: during the campaigning, the judge was attacked by a Long henchman, Lieut. Governor Bill Dodd, who derided his Army record, thus: "They tested...

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