Nation: Tawl Tawm

They called him "Tawl Tawm." His flamboyant Senate oratory could drown an opponent in sweet molasses or hog-tie him in barbed wire. He smoked ten 15¢ cigars every day and wore his white hair so long that it crested in curls at the nape of his neck. He dressed in modified swallowtail suits—a dignified black from October to May, a delicate grey from May to September. He was Texas' longtime Senator Tom Connally. He died last week in Washington at 86, and, recollecting his career, many a Washingtonian shed a tear for what he...

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