The Presidency: Slave of Office

Beyond his duty to keep counterfeiters in check, U. E. (for Urbanus Edmund) Baughman, chief of the Secret Service, is also responsible for the personal safety of the President. Last week Baughman gave the Senate Appropriations Committee a guardsman's view of the Chief Executive's job. The President, he said, "cannot have what is considered a normal life, home or family relationship. He has no choice as to where he lives. He is a focal point for public and world attention. He is a slave to his office, being obliged to serve his country without cease at all hours and every...

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