Virginia: The Trial of Judge Smith

Howard Worth Smith of Virginia has followed with unsurpassed fidelity the formula of Southern political success that starts an ambitious young man in the statehouse or courthouse, then sends him up to Congress to husband seniority and power. After eight years on the bench he was elected to the House in 1930; he is still there today, still known universally as Judge Smith.

It is also universally known that in the changing political climate of the South, virtually no Congressman is safe from challenge in his home district. Thus last week Judge Smith,...

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