The Nation: The President's Two Nominees

LEWIS F. POWELL JR. "I have never aspired to the Supreme Court," says Lewis Franklin Powell Jr., 64. Indeed, he so much preferred his own life as a distinguished Virginia lawyer that when his name was proposed for the court, during the Haynsworth-Carswell fracas, he wrote a letter to Attorney General John Mitchell saying he was too old for the job. The passing of time has not made Powell any younger, to be sure, but it has convinced President Nixon that the original proposal was a good...

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