REPUBLICANS: Change of Command

It was the 1948 Republican Convention all over again—the same faces, the same factions—only this time the forces of Thomas E. Dewey, so cockily in control at Philadelphia, were in retreat. One hundred and two Republican national committeemen had gathered in Washington's Shoreham Hotel to choose a new party chairman.

They had also come to bury, but not to praise, outgoing Chairman Hugh Scott, who had quit before he could be thrown out (TIME, Aug. 1). Scott, a faithful workman in 86-year-old Joe Grundy's Pennsylvania political machine, had gotten the job as...

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