People: Jan. 6, 1961

At the close of his brash, autobiographical Presidents Who Have Known Me (1950), Washington Lawyer and Laughing Boy George E. Allen, now 64, long a ringleader of fun and games for White House occupants, sniggered: "Fear not, I tell myself; the men who emerge as our leaders will have the incalculable advantage of knowing me." Allen may find it rough going in enticing John F. Kennedy into the recreations that he enjoyed with Gettysburg Neighbor Dwight Eisenhower (farming, bridge and golf), Harry Truman (poker) or Franklin D. Roosevelt (for whom Allen was a top jester as well as a District...

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