National Affairs: New Chairman?

Dwight Eisenhower and other top-echelon Republicans last week agreed on a successor to G.O.P. National Chairman Charles Wesley Roberts. Their choice: New York's Nassau County Surrogate Leonard Wood Hall, 52, a tall, bald, former U.S. Representative (1939-52), and onetime chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee (an experience that would be valuable for the national chairman in the 1954 congressional elections).

The first man to boom Long Islander Hall for the chairmanship was House Speaker Joe Martin, who toured the world with him in 1951. Then Governor Tom Dewey stepped in behind his fellow New Yorker, although Dewey and Hall, old friends,...

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