National Affairs: The 48th Republican

To the U.S. Senate this week came Edward David (Ted) Crippa, 55, of Rock Springs. Wyo., a lean, eager merchant, banker and auto-dealer whose father was born in the Tyrolean Alps. Appointed by Wyoming's Republican Governor C. J. Rogers to fill the unexpired term of Democrat Lester Callaway Hunt, who shot himself to death last fortnight (TIME, June 28), Republican National Committeeman Crippa restored the G.O.P. to a numerical majority in the Senate. The count now: 48 Republicans, 47 Democrats and one Wayne Morse. Appointee Crippa will not run for the full Senate term in the November election. Leading contender in...

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