Politics: Odd Man In

On the platform of Hartford's Bushnell Memorial Hall during the 1958 Connecticut Democratic convention, State Chairman John Bailey snapped over his shoulder to an aide: "Get Kowalski." The aide turned to a man standing alongside him.

"Get Kowalski," he ordered. "John wants him." Replied the bystander plaintively: "But I am Kowalski." A few minutes later Frank Kowalski, with Bailey's blessing, was nominated for Congressman at large. And by last week almost everyone in Connecticut knew who he was—although Bailey, for one, wishes he did not. For Kowalski is stubbornly contesting the U.S. Senate nomination of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary...

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