JUDICIARY: Pensions Out

Once a highschool teacher, small, grey, solemn Alfred Adams Wheat retains the manner and appearance of a pedagog. Born in New Hampshire of old Yankee stock, he entered the District of Columbia bar in 1891. A Republican, he was appointed by President Hoover in 1929 to the District of Columbia's Supreme Court bench, where he moved up next year to be Chief Justice. From that bench last week he handed President Roosevelt's social program a major set-back by declaring the Railroad Retirement Act unconstitutional, granting an injunction against its operation.

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