Goodwin J. ("Goody") Knight and Robert G. Alderman shared the same noble purpose in life, that of making Knight governor of California. For more than four years, they toured the state together in a breathless, exhausting effort to reach their goal. When Earl Warren moved to the Supreme Court last October, Lieutenant Governor Knight moved into the governor's office, and Executive Secretary Alderman, a onetime child actor, went right along with him. It became, in fact, a bit difficult to tell just who was occupying the governor's chair.

Alderman issued orders, screened Knight's phone calls, rode around in a state...

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