California: The Milkman Cometh

Actor Ronald Reagan, leading contender for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in California, got a tough competitor last week. He is big, bluff George Christopher, a persuasive campaigner who served with distinction as San Francisco's Mayor from 1956 to 1964.

Greek-born Christopher, 57, came to the U.S. as a two-year-old, rose from the tenements to amass a modest fortune as one of northern California's biggest independent dairy distributors. A city supervisor for ten years before becoming mayor, Christopher made his political personality as familiar to northern Californians as his milk bottles. He was a leading Rockefeller supporter in the...

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