THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: A Troublemaker Enters Politics


At 27 John Robinson West has survived wealth, good looks, Groton, the University of North Carolina, Temple law school—and a job at the White House. This week he is planning to declare himself a Republican candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's Fifth District.

That a young gentleman, whose heroes are Admiral Horatio Nelson, General George Marshall and former Governor William Scranton, and who numbers among his friends Andrew and Jamie Wyeth and numerous Du Ponts, should enter politics is some of the best news to emerge in the season of Watergate. He is one of a growing number who are...

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