National Affairs: Youngest

The youngest member of Congress is George Hamilton Combs Jr., a minister's son from Missouri. Now aged 29, he represents the 367,846 inhabitants of Jackson County. He is a Democrat. Last week he arose in the House to make one of his infrequent speeches. It was a speech addressed to his fellow Democrats, whom he flayed roundly for their post-election faultfinding with National Democratic Chairman John J. Raskob.

Youngest Democrat Combs had this much to say: "For eight years we [Democrats] have been wobbling along without leadership and without clearly visioned policy. For...