INDIANA: Formation of a Fossil

In any classification of Republican politicians, Indiana's U.S. Senator William Ezra Jenner has been for years the prototype of the reactionary. A belly-punching precinct politician, he washed up through his state's G.O.P. organization and into the U.S. Senate on a wave of wild generalizations and crustacean thinking. He gained a national reputation for his unrestrained and often undocumented charges against people and programs he did not like (it was Jenner who called General of the Army George Marshall a "front man for traitors"). In 1952 he was re-elected in the Eisenhower landslide, but neither the man with the coattails nor...

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