Nation: FROM TRIPLE THREAT TO THE BENCH

NAMED at 44 as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Byron Raymond ("Whizzer") White has a past that would make Frank Merriwell look like a drudge. It was with an eye to that record that President Kennedy said, in announcing White's appointment: "He has excelled in everything he has attempted —and I know that he will excel on the highest court in the land." White grew up in Wellington, a farm supply center of 550 people in northern Colorado. His father, a lumberman, was town mayor—and a devoted Republican. Byron was valedictorian of his five-member high school class, went...

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