National Affairs: Call Me Judge

Silver-haired Governor Luther Youngdahl was the Republican Party's shiniest star in Minnesota. He had been twinkling brightly ever since former Governor Harold E. Stassen picked him off the state supreme court bench in 1946, persuaded him to run for governor. He was sometimes too radical for conservatives in his party, but when they opposed him he went to the people and won. Minnesota political pundits thought he could beat anybody for any office in the state, expected him to be re-elected for a fourth term in 1952 and to beat Democrat Senator Hubert...

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