THE CONGRESS: Change Guard

Selden Palmer Spencer, Republican, and junior U. S. Senator from Missouri, died suddenly in Washington, D. C, after an apparently successful operation for hernia.

The Nation remembered him as an irreconcilable opponent of Woodrow Wilson, as chief defender of Truman H. Newberry, who was eventually driven from the Senate, as a leading apologist for the Teapot Dome Lease.

But he meant much more to Missouri. Two years after he had received his diploma from Yale, he went to live in St. Louis and, as Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, associated himself with the Missouri Medical College in the early days of that...

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