INVESTIGATIONS: The Friend from California

The name Murray Chotiner, dropped into the Senate investigation of military uniform procurement frauds a fortnight ago, set journalistic and political antennas twanging all over Washington. Reason: in the political context of 1956, the name Chotiner goes with the name Nixon.

A professional political manager, Lawyer Chotiner has been an important figure in California G.O.P. politics for 15 years. In 1942 he was field director in the first campaign for governor waged by Earl Warren, now Chief Justice of the United States. In 1946 and 1952 he was a campaign manager for Bill Knowland, now Senate minority leader. He helped...

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