People, Feb. 22, 1960

Addressing a church club audience in home-town Independence, Mo., Harry S. Truman explained why most U.S. Senators are cool to the recurrent idea of having ex-Presidents join their ranks (TIME, Feb. 15). Snorted Harry: "The United States Senators—the 96 when I was there, and the 100 now—are all prima donnas. I was one of them, and I know what it meant. Every one of the Senators is a topnotch man in his own state and is used to the limelight there. He would like to have the same consideration in the Senate. They don't seem to want some one of...

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