TENNESSEE: Farewell to McKellar

Voters in Tennessee's Democratic primaries last week upset two political apple carts. By a majority of nearly 80,000 votes, they ended the 36-year Senate career of Kenneth ("K.D.") McKellar, (TIME, Aug. 11). To replace McKellar, the senior member of the Senate, they nominated (and, in effect, elected) 44-year-old Representative Albert Gore. By a smaller margin incumbent Governor Gordon Browning lost his fight for renomination to handsome, 32-year-old Frank Clement, a silver-tongued former FBI man.

McKellar, who had the support of Memphis Boss Ed Crump, was defeated primarily by his age (83). Browning,...

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