The Senate: Der Alte Retires

There are few Americans who remember it, but Carl Hayden once lost an election. Four votes cost him the presidency of Stanford University's student body at the turn of the century. "After that," Hayden observes, "I always ran scared." This sound approach got him elected treasurer and sheriff of Mancopa County in Arizona's territorial days, then carried him to eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and seven more in the Senate. Now 90 and the nation's alltime congressional tenure champion with 56 years of service, Senator Carl Hayden has decided that he will not seek re-election this...

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