Like many another smart young man who followed the Communist line, sharp-eyed, sharply dressed Attorney Lee Pressman did very well for a long time. Har-vardman Pressman launched his leftward-turning 'career in Henry Wallace's AAA back in 1933, ended up as chief counsel of the C.I.O. He held the post for twelve years. But though he was a skilled labor lawyer, his fellow-traveling finally became too much for Phil Murray; 2½ years ago Murray tearfully threw him out.

His star did not entirely wane. He became a power among the back-room Reds who steered Henry Wallace through the presidential campaign....

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