National Affairs: Reward for Wisdom

Filling a vacancy on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Canal Zone), President Eisenhower last week tapped a New Orleans corporation lawyer whose facility at law helped Ike clinch the 1952 Republican nomination. To the Senate for confirmation he sent the name of John Minor Wisdom, 51, Louisiana's Republican national committeeman. A lifetime Republican but no politician until 1951, Lawyer Wisdom (specialty: antitrust legislation) recruited Louisiana Republicans and Democrats alike for Ike, saw a delegation packed with Taft supporters picked for the convention. Carrying his battle to Chicago, Wisdom argued credentials with top courtroom...

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