VICE PRESIDENCY: Death of Curtis

In Washington last week, where he had been obscurely practicing law since 1933, a heart attack brought death at 76 to one of the few men who ever genuinely enjoyed being Vice President of the U. S. For 36 years his colleagues in House and Senate knew Kansas' Charles Curtis not only as a modest, hardworking, ultraconservative, non-speechmaking Republican wheelhorse, but as a friendly, back-slapping good fellow, a crack poker player and lover of horse races.

The office which he won as Herbert Hoover's running-mate in 1928 overwhelmed this onetime jockey and...

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