HISTORICAL NOTES: The Head of the Table

When Widower Charles Curtis was elected Vice President of the United States in 1928, he assumed that his half-sister, Mrs. Dolly Gann, would rank as his official hostess. Dolly had been with Curtis in Washington ever since he came out of Kansas to enter the House of Representatives in 1893, and had acted as his secretary for 20 years. Even her marriage to Patent Lawyer Edward Everett Gann, a Kentucky Democrat, did not separate Dolly from brother Charles. She continued to play an active part in his campaigns and, after the death...

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