U.S. At War: Mr. Pew's Ambassador

In the Middle West and Far West last week, local Republican leaders had a swift visit from none other than smooth, handsome John Daniel Miller Hamilton, the almost forgotten GOPolitico. Mr. Hamilton's trip had not been announced. But at week's end the New York Times printed a story that John Hamilton is off to wreck Wendell Willkie's chances for the 1944 G.O.P. Presidential nomination.

John Hamilton is best remembered for having managed the most disastrous Presidential campaign in U.S. history—Alf Landon's in 1936. Not so well known is his unquestioned organizing ability: before he retired as G.O.P. National Chairman after the 1940...

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