Stain on A Shining Record

Toward the end of his second term, President Eisenhower remarked that he would like to see Robert Anderson, his Treasury Secretary, succeed him as < President. "Boy, I'd like to fight for him in 1960!" Eisenhower said. Anderson, who had also served as Eisenhower's Secretary of the Navy and Deputy Secretary of Defense, never ran for office. He became a businessman, an unofficial diplomatic envoy for President Johnson and chief negotiator of the Panama Canal treaty for President Nixon. Last week Anderson, 76, was again in the limelight, but for a different reason. He pleaded guilty to felony charges of tax...

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