Political Notes: Careers Beginning & Ending

In other political developments:

> Robert Taft Jr., 48, who lost a bid in 1964 to follow his late father into the Senate, announced his candidacy for Congress from Ohio's First District. Taft had been Ohio's U.S. Representative-at-large before his defeat in the Democratic landslide, has since been practicing law in Cincinnati. The First District is traditionally Republican, but Taft faces a stiff fight from an energetic Democratic freshman incumbent, John Gilligan, 44, who was swept in by the same Democratic tide that beat Taft.

> Florida's Senator George Smathers, 52, secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference and the second-ranking Democratic member...

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