It was a 60-mile drive from Boonville, Mo. to Jefferson City. After he got to town, tall, grey-haired Attorney John Windsor decided to put off his tryst with history as long as possible. For a while he lounged in the lobby of the Governor Hotel. Then he went over to the Missouri and dropped in on the Rotary luncheon. Finally, with the air of a man who has been drafted for a patriotic pageant, he went off to the state capitol to help elect the President of the United States.

In theory this was a relatively simple...

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