Politics: South Carolina's New Senator

Since 1933, six U.S. Governors have resigned from office, turned their jobs over to their lieutenants and, by prearrangement, been named to fill vacancies in the U.S. Senate. Voters have not exactly appreciated this tactic, and of the six, five were defeated when they actually ran for the office.*

Nevertheless, South Carolina's Donald B. Russell, 59, last week quit as Governor, turned the post over to Lieutenant Governor Robert E. McNair, 41, who then appointed Russell to the Senate seat left vacant after the death of Olin Johnston on April 18. Johnston was a...

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