THE CONGRESS: Chair-Pullers

Oregon's falcon-faced Repubican Maverick Wayne Morse figured that in the 82nd Congress he deserved a seat on the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He had been after it since 1946, and had lost out in 1949 because the Democratic majority had denied Republicans a sixth seat on the committee. But in organizing the 82nd Congress, Republican leaders apparently had other plans.

The New York Times front-paged a story quoting "the most competent authority" on the subject as saying that the Republicans would probably pick someone other than Morse for the seat. The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!