Lawyers: The Factories

If Barry Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney or William Scranton runs for President in November and loses, a pattern is sure to be broken. None of the four is likely to become a practicing lawyer, and it is something of a tradition for defeated G.O.P. presidential nominees to join big Wall Street law firms. After losing to F.D.R. in 1940, Wendell Willkie entered the partnership now named Willkie Farr Gallagher Walton & Fitzgibbon. In 1955 Tom Dewey joined Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, which promptly renamed itself Dewey, B., B., P. &...

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