National Affairs: Wound Closed, Race Opened

At the appointed hour of 9:30 a.m. one day last week, New Hampshire's young (35) Governor Hugh Gregg stepped before assembled news, radio and television men in the council chamber of the statehouse at Concord. Beside him was an elder of New Hampshire Republicanism, aging (69) Robert William Upton, one.of the state's top trial lawyers. They were there to reveal what had been a closely kept secret: Gregg was appointing Concord's Upton to the U.S. Senate vacancy caused by the death of wrathful old Charles William Tobey (TIME, Aug. 10).

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