National Affairs: New Jobs, Old Faces

Most of the leaders of the new 81st Congress would be familiar. They were men who had grown old in the service of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. After only two years in minority exile, they were back in the seats of power.

Alben Barkley's old job as Senate majority leader would probably fall to Illinois' tall, personable Scott Lucas, Senate whip and Barkley's understudy. Barkley, himself, was expected to step down frequently from the presiding officer's dais to exert his considerable talent for cloakroom leadership. Texas' Tom Connally, 71, who has lost some...

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