National Affairs: Boyle's Law

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"I've certainly striven to conduct myself as my mother would wish me to," said William Marshall Boyle to a Senate investigating committee. Many citizens mistakenly assumed that this statement by the chairman of the Democratic National Committee was a piece of pious patter. But Bill Boyle was in sober earnest. His mother is still honored in Kansas City as one of Boss Tom Pendergast's best precinct workers of the 1920s. Friends of the family, discussing Bill Boyle, say somewhat condescendingly that he is a nice, pleasant fellow; Clara, his mother, now...

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