POLITICAL NOTES: Yankee Boss

For 16 years, Republican Boss John Henry Roraback ruled Connecticut. Last week, aged 67, he killed himself. The suicide, with a pistol at his hunting lodge after a morning's target practice, was an act of strong will and not neurosis, and behind it lay a year's sickness (a streptococcus infection). Behind that was the story of a poor country boy who became a public utilities tycoon worth some $10,000,000. Behind that was the story of the electrification of Connecticut, a politico-financial chapter of U. S. history without peer as an illustration of...

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