National Affairs: Case No. 54

On Feb. 20, 1950, in his now-famed Senate speech listing 81 State Department security cases, Joe McCarthy reached Case No. 54. He said: "This individual has been connected with a number of Communist-front organizations . . . [He] is presently employed in the State Department." Case No. 54 was the only one of McCarthy's 81 ever indicted. In court last week, the case collapsed.

The Unfashionable Cause. No. 54 was Economist Val R. (for Rogin) Lorwin, 46, adopted son of eminent Labor Economist Lewis Lorwin, who in 1934 went to Washington to work for...

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