Nation: The Other Side of the Coin

When he was ten years old, he got into a schoolyard fight because he was rooting for Al Smith over Herbert Hoover for the presidency. Ever since, Patrick Lucey, 62, has been a stalwart of the Democratic Party, a key reason why Independent John Anderson chose him last week as his vice-presidential running mate.

Most of Lucey's life has been devoted to organizing today's strong Wisconsin Democratic Party. A prosperous real estate developer, he became Lieutenant Governor in 1965 and won the governorship in 1970 and 1974. A popular if not charismatic figure, he fought for environmental measures and earned the respect...

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