THE STATES: A Time for Governors

(See Cover)

The sight of Dwight Eisenhower beaming and bowing in their midst was a momentous symbol for 42 governors gathered last week in Seattle for their 45th annual conference. Not in 15 years had a President of the United States visited them, and after the death of Robert Taft, the governors thought that Eisenhower had sufficient excuse to break his longstanding date. But to Ike's mind, the conference was an all-important rendezvous.

Immediately after the state funeral for Taft, the President picked up Ohio's Governor Frank Lausche (who was in Washington for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!