National Affairs: Big Man from Indiana

As Democratic Chairman Frank McKinney denounced termites before the assembled Democrats in New York, some termite inspection was going on in the background. McKinney was welcomed to New York by stories in the Herald Tribune charging that he is the political protégé of Democratic National Committeeman Frank M. McHale of Indiana.

"Anything but Ethical." In 1932 Frank McHale, then a struggling lawyer in a blue suit thin from wear, got his start in politics as part of Paul McNutt's machine. Thereafter, McHale's political and legal careers were brilliantly successful, and it would be hard...

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