VIRGIN ISLANDS: Governor of All

When Archie Alexander, a lifelong Republican, landed one day last week in pastel-painted Charlotte Amalie, the sign on the hangar that says "Harry S. Truman Airport" was tactfully shrouded by a big welcome banner. Next day Alexander, a Negro contractor from Des Moines, climbed up on the back seat of a crimson Chevrolet convertible and headed a brass-band parade up the Kronprindsensgade (Crown Prince Street) and down the Dronningensgade (Queen Street). At the Emancipation Garden where the Danes* freed their slaves in 1848, he was sworn in as the first Republican governor of the Virgin Islands (pop. 26,665, of...

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