THE CONGRESS: Hatched by Dempsey

One of the most popular men in Washington is red-faced, white-haired John J. Dempsey, New Mexico's lone Representative in the House. Onetime water boy on a railroad, hard-working Jack Dempsey fought his way to success, then, with the profits of some Oklahoma oil, went to New Mexico to retire. Instead, he got into politics up to his neck. He first entered Congress in 1935. In six years, he saw 99 of his bills become law—a legislative record.

Last winter, the Senate passed Hatch Bill II, prohibiting political activity by State employes who are paid in whole or in part from Federal...

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