National Affairs: Louisiana's 15

After the grand gesture had been made in the Kansas case, the national committee came to another bloc worth fighting for: Louisiana's 15. In Louisiana, the "new Republicans," headed by New Orleans Lawyer John Minor Wisdom, who has been trying to enlarge the party, had elected a pro-Eisenhower delegation. The old guard, bossed by John E. Jackson Sr., another New Orleans attorney, who has run a "private club" Republican organization in Louisiana for 23 years, had a pro-Taft delegation.

Wisdom brought on witnesses and exhibits to show what happened in this year's delegate election. When the Wisdom-Eisenhower forces outnumbered the Jackson-Taft partisans...

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