New York: Wagner's Return

Robert F. Wagner voluntarily gave up New York's mayoralty in 1965, a spent man. When he said that "twelve years are enough," no one argued with him. He was succeeded by the bright, energetic figure of John Lindsay, a Republican who promised to turn Democratic New York upside down.

Last week a rejuvenated Wagner, now almost 59 and recently back from a stint as Ambassador to Spain, showed up looking for his old job. The images were almost reversed. Now it was Lind say, gaunter and grayer after. four years of grappling with...

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