Railroads: The New Haven Triumvirate

Into a courtroom in New Haven, Conn., last week marched U.S. Justice Department Attorney Carl Eardley with a proposal to put before Judge Robert P. Anderson, the federal judge charged with presiding over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad's transition into bankruptcy. The Government, as the New Haven's largest creditor, wanted to be sure, said Eardley, that the court-appointed trustee would represent its interests. So keen was Washington's concern that President Kennedy himself had a nominee for the job: former Rhode Island Governor Dennis J. Roberts, the man who, at the 1956 Democratic Convention, nominated Kennedy for...

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