U.S. At War: I Have Done My Best

In his 40-year career he had achieved a record few men in U.S. history have equaled. Almost singlehandedly he brought about abolition of "lame duck" Congresses; he was largely responsible for Nebraska's unicameral legislature, for the TVA. But now the Senate would be without him. George W. Norris, running for re-election at 81, had been defeated.

Reporters found him bewildered, heartbroken : "I have done my best to repudiate wrong and evil in governmental affairs. .. . I have utterly failed. . . . Righteousness has been crucified and the people I love have condemned the things I held most sacred. ......

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