KENTUCKY: Tax Troubles

On his chosen path of professional politics. Kentucky's Earle C. Clements traveled far, becoming a Congressman, then Governor (1947-50), then a U.S. Senator (1950-56). Even after he lost his 1956 Senate race to Thruston B. Morton (now Republican national chairman), Clements remained a power in Kentucky politics. Texas' Lyndon B. Johnson, under whom Clements had served as assistant Senate majority leader, thought so highly of Clements' political influence and skills that he made him a top "coordinator" of his vice-presidential campaign.

Last week a blow far more jolting than his 1956 defeat landed on Earle Clements, 63. The news got...

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