National Affairs: Security & Labor Men

A suggestion by a Washington dopester, a statement by a Massachusetts politician, a radio plug by Walter Winchell and suddenly, two winters ago, it almost seemed as if the Republicans had their Presidential candidate for 1936 (TIME, Dec. 25, 1933).

New Hampshire's young (46) Governor John Gilbert (''Gil") Winant had been born of rich parents in New York City, educated at swank St. Paul's and Princeton. But he looked like a young Abraham Lincoln — gaunt, awkward frame, unruly hair, deep-set eyes — and like Lincoln he loved the common people. He was a...

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