Nation: Massachusetts: Ex-Loser

They called him "the baby-faced assassin" at Harvard, where he was an All-America guard in 1941. Old grads claim they can still hear echoes of the thunderous tackle he made on Navy's William ("Barnacle Bill") Busik. As a lieutenant on the submarine Tirante during World War II, he won the Silver Star for leading raiding parties aboard Japanese craft and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. Yet for all such exploits—and despite his heritage as a member of one of Massachusetts' most celebrated Yankee families—Endicott ("Chub") Peabody, 42, until last week was a chronic political...

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