National Affairs: The Third Brother

Wrote Columnist Stewart Alsop, an Adlai Stevenson devotee, during the 1952 presidential campaign: "This reporter [recently] remarked to a rising young Connecticut Republican that a good many intelligent people, who would be considered normally Republican, obviously admired Stevenson. 'Sure,' was the reply, 'all the eggheads love Stevenson, but how many eggheads do you think there are?' " Months later, Stew Alsop got around to identifying the man who introduced the word egghead to the modern political vocabulary. The "rising young Connecticut Republican" was Insurance Executive John deKoven Alsop, now 42, youngest brother...

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