National Affairs: THE CHIEF ENGINEER

The man who engineered Adlai Stevenson's campaign through the primaries and into the convention is now setting a course for the White House: James Aloysius Finnegan.

Early Life: Born in Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1906. Father (an oil-refinery worker) and mother came from County Mayo, Ireland. Graduated from West Philadelphia's Catholic High School for Boys, studied accounting at University of Pennsylvania's night school.

Career: At 24 entered Depression politics, within a year was chairman of his ward's executive committee. In 1939 Philadelphia's Congressman (later Senator) Frank Myers made Finnegan his secretary. Enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 (air combat intelligence), was discharged...

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