Nation: The Sideburn Set

It isn't that Richard Nixon necessarily dislikes sideburns, it's just that those who wear them rarely turn out to be his kind of people. Back when his staff first settled into the White House, the only man around sporting face feathers was former Kansas Congressman Bob Ellsworth, a presidential adviser who has since gone to Brussels as U.S. Ambassador to NATO. John Sears took Ellsworth's place as the sole representative of the sideburn set around the West Wing corridors, but by last fall he had lost out to Harry Dent as the White House political operative. The unsheared Sears, too, moved...

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