National Affairs: Death Strikes the Democrats

Last week, after a month's bout with virus pneumonia and a heart ailment, former U.S. Senator Blair Moody. 52, of Michigan, died suddenly in the University of Michigan hospital at Ann Arbor. A onetime Washington correspondent for the Detroit News, Democrat Moody was appointed to Arthur Vandenberg's seat by Governor G. Mennen Williams in 1951 and lost it to Republican Charles Potter in 1952. To millions of TViewers across the nation, he was remembered as one of the three rambunctious "Young Turks" (the others: Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. and "Soapy" Williams) at the 1952 Democratic Convention.

Moody's death, just two weeks before...

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