National Affairs: Another Exit

Abraham Teitelbaum's shakedown story opened the door for another sudden exit from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Day after the Chicago lawyer testified, Charles Oliphant, the bureau's chief counsel, dashed off an angry letter of resignation to Harry Truman. The charge that he was part of a clique seeking payoffs was "fantastic," he said. The "attacks, vilification, rumor and innuendo are beyond the point of human endurance."

Charles Oliphant was a second-generation Government lawyer. His father, Herman Oliphant, served as general counsel of the Treasury Department (1934-39). Charles, now 42, went into Government...

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