THE CONGRESS: New Men, New Views

The seats were the same, but the sitters were different. Into the Cabinet Room chair at Dwight Eisenhower's left, long occupied by Senate Republican Leader William Knowland at the President's weekly legislative conferences, popped Indiana's Charles Halleck, newly installed as House G.O.P. leader. In the chair at Ike's right, reserved in the past for Cabinet officers or other Administration aides reporting to the legislators, sat new Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen. New G.O.P. Senate Whip Tom Kuchel took the place where deposed House Leader Joe Martin had always sat. And before...

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