National Affairs: The Senator

For 33 years the great old man, son of a tenant farmer, had lent dignity and wisdom to the Senate of the U.S. Six times the people of Georgia had returned him to Washington, where he served with distinction on twelve committees, as chairman of five. In the winter of 1955 he was the ranking U.S. Senator, and as the Senate's president pro tern he stood fourth in line of succession to the presidency. Last week, on a warm winter's day in his home town of Vienna, Ga. (pop. 2,200), Senator Walter Franklin George, 77, submitted his good record and his...

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