SENATOR KNOWLAND: SENATOR KNOWLAND

A Hard Man To Pigeonhole

When he called for a naval blockade of Red China and voted against censuring Joe McCarthy, the nation wondered more than ever about Senate Majority Leader William Fife Knowland. He is not an easy man to pigeonhole or explain. Some facts:

Born: June 26, 1908, in Alameda, Calif., the youngest of Joseph R. and Ellie Fife Knowland's three children. Billy's mother died soon afterward. He spent his first seven years in Washington, D.C., where his father was a Republican Congressman who later was defeated for the Senate. The elder...

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