MASSACHUSETTS: Kennedy Hits the Trail

Joseph Patrick Kennedy, now 57 and with red hair greying, came out of self-imposed political exile last week and went back to work for his native state of Massachusetts.

At the behest of young, earnest Governor Maurice J. Tobin, Joe Kennedy had become chairman of a "special commission relative to establishing a state department of commerce." His job was to prepare legislation to rejuvenate Massachusetts' rapidly deteriorating industry.

Joe Kennedy had taken the job reluctantly. His last public service, as U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, had ended badly when he told newsmen that democracy was through in England....

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