SEQUELS: Keeping Up with the Nunans

For three weeks a federal jury in Brooklyn listened to evidence in the tax-evasion case against Joseph D. Nunan Jr., once (1944-47) the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in the Roosevelt-Truman Administrations. Among the defense witnesses was motherly Kathryn Nunan, who said her husband's income-expenditure discrepancies were complicated by her secret extravagances.

The niece of a well-heeled Tammany leader, Kathryn Nunan had been indulged all her life, she testified, from the time she was a madcap flapper in a Stutz Bearcat. She had borrowed and spent money with carefree abandon, and had never bothered to tell Joe about it. In...

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