Nation: The Boulevardier Brahmin

At 92, when he gracefully announced his retirement from the Senate, he was the oldest man ever to have served in Congress. Indeed, few men of any age have served with quite the verve and elegance that Rhode Island's Theodore Francis Green brought to Capitol Hill. A kindly, conscientious man of great wealth and deep erudition whose favorite Latin proverb was Senesco discern —I grow old learning—he insisted: "I never rest, but I relax. I don't worry, I don't get excited. I laugh a lot." That formula assured Teddy Green a life as full and gay as it had been long...

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