GOVERNMENT: Up Bobs the Cork

At a House hearing on influence peddling in Washington, an old Washington figure bobbed up last week in a somewhat new role. His name: Thomas G. ("Tommy the Cork") Corcoran, lawyer and onetime brain-truster who had drafted much of the New Deal legislation during the '305. Federal Power Commissioner Jerome K. Kuykendall testified at the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee hearing that a gas-company representative (later identified as Tommy the Cork) had tried to influence him in a case involving the Midwestern Gas Transmission Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the...

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