Primaries: So Long, Chub

It was a political upset two years ago when everybody's 1941 All-America guard from Harvard, Endicott ("Chub") Peabody, was elected Governor of Massachusetts by a skin-thin margin over Republican Incumbent John Volpe. But there he was—tall, seedily handsome, fumbling through his prepared speeches as if he had just caught a linebacker's elbow between the eyes.

He bounced into the Statehouse full of zeal, immediately made a bad mistake by trying, and failing, to purge powerful House Speaker John ("Iron Duke") Thompson. He also lost political points by urging that Massachusetts should abolish...

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