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Since 1948, his close alliance with U.A.W.-C.I.O. President Walter Reuther has helped G. Mennen Williams overcome the violent opposition of Michigan industrialists, win five elections for governor. But in a national presidential election,

Walter Reuther's support is much less than conclusive—and "Soapy" Williams, with his eye glued to 1960, could do with some votes from U.S. businessmen. In the current Harvard Business Review, Princetonian ('33) Williams asks an unabashed question, gives an unabashed answer. The question: "Can businessmen be Democrats?" The answer: "The door is open and business is welcome." The Democratic Party,...

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