National Affairs: Three Good Friends

It was George III who coined the cynical phrase, "Every man is good enough for any place he can get." Two centuries later, the grumpy king's observation fits the theory of government often used in Harry Truman's Administration of George III's former real estate. A good recent example: the association of Donald Dawson, still the White House patronage dispenser, and his two good friends, William E. Willett and Francis P. Whitehair.

In June 1948, Dawson had the President name Willett as one of RFC's five directors. A regular luncheon companion of Dawson's and of...

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