The Press: New Pundit

As the New York Times's chief congressional correspondent, slim, well-tailored William S. (for Smith) White, 50, has long been regarded by fellow newsmen as the most astute chronicler of the U.S. Senate-and by strangers is often taken for one of its members. Along with his polished daily reporting, Bill White has found time to write two successful books: 1957 Citadel, an admirer's analysis of the Senate, and The Taft Story, which won him a 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Letters. Last week Reporter White quit the Times after 13 years to fill a rare...

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