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Champion of The Elderly

At 82, Claude Pepper is at the peak of his career "There are only two Democrats who really bug Reagan," says a presidential aide. "One is Tip O'Neill, and the...

JOBS: Challenging the 65 Barrier

"Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism." That is a favorite aphorism of Congressman Claude Pepper, the fiery Floridian who, at 76, is as oratorically...

FLORIDA: Red & Rip

Washingtonians of the 1940s may recall Florida's florid, horse-faced Democratic Senator Claude ("Red"') Pepper with some awe, if not affection. He bounced into...

FLORIDA: First Lame Duck

Claude Pepper's mother once said of him: "He began to talk when he was nine months old and he's been talking ever since." But last week Senator Pepper was not...

POLITICAL NOTES: Feud in the Palmettos

Florida's florid Senator Claude Pepper, a man with an eye for political talent, took a shine to young George Armistead Smathers as soon as he spotted him back...

FOREIGN RELATIONS: Red Pepper

In the midst of last week's international tensions and uncertainties, Florida's Senator Claude Pepper, fervent New Dealer and able, if not popular, member of...

FLORIDA: Anything Goes

The great game of politics was being played without benefit of rules in Florida last week, and the knee-action and eye-gougings could be felt from Pensacola to...

FLORIDA: Pepper v. Sholtz v. Wilcox

(See front cover) Florida is a fabulous place, a low-lying (max. elev. 325 ft.) peninsula full of paradoxes and contrasts, great banality and great...

THE CONGRESS: The Effigy

Claude Denson Pepper rose from a farm in Alabama to a seat in the U. S. Senate. Last week he attained a kind of final eminence. He was hanged in effigy on...

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