THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Richard Nixon's Morale Booster


They call him Dr. Happiness. He is in charge of giving Richard Nixon a fortnightly fix of cheer.

Bruce Herschensohn, 41, is an engaging and talented deputy special assistant to the President, the man in charge of handling support-the-President petitions, phone calls and team members.

He was up the street in the Old Ebbitt Grill the other day, eating his way through one of their succulent cheeseburgers, when a Nixon enthusiast tracked him down and poured out the litany of presidential loyalty. Herschensohn is used to such intrusions. He has been pursued into...

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