THE CONGRESS: The Age of Taft

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The day began at seven. Senator Robert Alphonso Taft got up and faced the day. At breakfast he ate one egg, as usual. Then he picked up his large briefcase, climbed into his car and drove through Georgetown, over Rock Creek, through the nasty, wet snow to his office in the Senate building.

First things came first: he dictated letters. Then he was ready for the callers. That morning they were: a committee from a dental association, the president of a college, the representatives of a radio station, a delegation from...

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