National Affairs: Unsworn Senators

As 32 new Senators and old marched up before Vice President Garner to take the oath of office last week, two others looked on wistfully from the sidelines.

One was Richard Charles Hunter, whom Nebraskans elected Nov. 6 to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Howell. That term expired at noon on Jan. 3, the hour at which the Senate met. So Senator Hunter was never sworn in, never cast a vote, never got a word into the Congressional Record. But he was not deprived of the privileges of his position: he...

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