National Affairs: Off to the Race

In the eyes of fellow Kentuckians, Thruston B. Morton has many political assets. He is tall (6 ft. 2 in.) and handsome. He is a seventh-generation member of a distinguished Kentucky family. He was a successful businessman (Louisville's Ballard & Ballard flour mills, now owned by Pillsbury), performed admirably in his three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, has since been valuable to the Eisenhower Administration as Assistant Secretary of State in charge of congressional liaison. But Thruston (rhymes with Houston) Morton also has a statewide political handicap in historically Democratic Kentucky. He is...

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