National Affairs: A Progressive Against Morse

The whirlwinding political talents of Oregon's Democratic Senator Wayne Morse are held in high respect even by his enemies—and by no one more than Oregon's Republican Governor Paul Patterson. "Anyone," says Patterson, "who takes lightly the strength of Wayne Morse is being a damned fool." Last week Paul Patterson, no fool, announced that he will undertake the forbidding task of running against Morse for the U.S. Senate this year. Observers gave him a fair chance of winning.

Quiet, thoughtful Paul L. (for Linton) Patterson, now 55, was born in Ohio, the son of a Disciples of Christ minister, moved to Oregon...

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