National Affairs: The Midwest

The G.O.P. suffered its most painful setbacks in the heartland of Republicanism. Ten Democrats unseated Republicans—three in Illinois, two each in Missouri and Michigan and one each in Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition, an Ohio Democrat defeated Independent Frazier Reams. Republicans managed to take Democratic seats in Ohio and Kansas, for a net loss of eight Midwestern places.

The Midwest produced some interesting new House faces. Among the three Illinois Democrats to unseat Republican incumbents was Charles Boyle, egg-bald at 47, who has eight children and was named Chicago's "Father of...

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