National Affairs: The Lyrics Were Familiar

Taking the sun in Key West, Fla., Clark Clifford, the President's closest adviser, last week told why he was quitting the Government. The lyrics were familiar, but some of the accompaniment was new. Though Congress had recently raised his salary as presidential counsel from $12,000 to $20,000 a year, Clifford insisted that he just couldn't live on his salary and raise a family (three daughters).

A strapping man, and handsome as a juvenile lead, Clark Clifford was Harry Truman's nearest equivalent to a Harry Hopkins. He translated Harry Truman's ideas into bland, trudging prose, was the liberal wing's most effective advocate at...

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