Nation: Like a Lone Tree

Once upon a time there were four nationally known Republican politicians in California. One of them, Governor Earl Warren, was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. in 1953, and then there were three. William F. Knowland, Republican leader in the U.S. Senate, resigned to run for Governor in 1958; he lost, and then there were two. In that same election, Goodwin Knight, who had succeeded Warren as Governor, was defeated for the Senate, leaving just one. That was Richard Nixon, who, after coming within a hairbreadth of the presidency, ran for Governor last year, lost, and recently moved to New York....

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