New York: Tweedleham & Tweedlesam

In their undergraduate days at Harvard, Hamilton Fish Jr. and Alexander Aldrich were members of the junior varsity crew, lived at Eliot House, belonged to the Porcellian Club and, as comrades and co-patricians, hailed each other as "Ham" and "Sam." Today Lawyers Ham Fish, 39, and Sam Alrich, 38, rival candidates for the Republican nomination for Congress from New York's 28th District, still refer to each other by the same old nicknames—if not quite so chummily. Ham, sniffs Sam, "is running solely on his father's name." Sam, snorts Ham, "has got the...

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