THE CONGRESS: The Republican 83rd

For the Republican Party, the gains in the 1952 congressional elections were more than numerical. The line on the quality chart pointed upward, too.

Of the four Republican Senators who were beaten, three—Missouri's James Kem, Washington's Harry Cain and Montana's Zales Ecton—would have been liabilities to the Eisenhower Administration. The Democrats who beat them—W. Stuart Symington in Missouri, Representative Henry Jackson in Washington and Representative Mike Mansfield in Montana—are able men who know how to cross a party line. The only liberal G.O.P. Senator who was defeated, Massachusetts' Henry Cabot Lodge, also lost...

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