National Affairs: Man with the Mustache

Even while Acheson was testifying before a Senate committee, Republicans in the House were hunting him with a legislative ax. The plan, an old one, was to cut him down with a rider attached to the State, Commerce, Justice and Judiciary appropriation bill. The rider provided that no money in the appropriation could be paid to the head of a" department who, in the past five years, had been with a firm which acted for a foreign government. Though it named no names, it was directed solely at Dean Acheson, whose former Washington law...

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