People: Mar. 19, 1965

It was a career any man could be proud of, leading him from law school through the attorney general's office to become, in 1952, at the age of 34, West Virginia's youngest Governor in history. Four years later, he ran for the Senate but was defeated—and then William C. Marland dropped from public sight. Last week he held a brief press conference in Chicago. A reporter had spotted him behind the wheel of a taxi, making $70 a week. "I simply fell apart because of my drinking," he said, explaining that he had bounced...

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