Nation: Life Among the Talmadges

An untidy divorce discloses an unusual road to riches

He gets up at 4 a.m., puts on his jogging clothes and runs two miles near his apartment in northwest Washington. Then he eats breakfast and heads for his office on Capitol Hill. He returns home as soon as the Senate adjourns, watches TV and is in bed by 8:30. Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge, 64, is a lonely and troubled man these days, under heavy pressure from investigations into his tangled finances by the Senate Ethics Committee and the Internal Revenue Service.

His problems stem mostly...

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