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The Capital: More Money for the Biplane Set

To hear Everett Dirksen tell it, Vice President Agnew was going broke just keeping his wife in party dresses. Mrs. Agnew, the lugubrious Dirksen fretted, "can...

Nation: EVERETT DIRKSEN: AMERICAN ORIGINAL

HE had the rheumy eyes of a bloodhound, the jowls of a St. Bernard and a baldachin of white hair like that of an extraordinarily unkempt poodle. His face,...

The Senate: Showdown for Ev's Chair

Senate Democrats have long been accustomed to the gentlemanly brawling between their factions of Southern conservatives and urban liberals. It is less often...

People: Jul. 21, 1967

"There's something in you that craves expression, and it must come out," said Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen, 71, explaining his late blooming...

Nation: Third Time Unlucky

"I am no johnny-come-lately," intoned Everett Dirksen. "When I start, I play for keeps." What he was playing for last week, the third time around, was a...

People: Dec. 1, 1967

In his new style as the real Lyndon Johnson, the President of the U.S. stood up again last week at a Washington dinner, where Senate Minority Leader Everett...

The Constitution: Ev's Amendment

For the past five years, Everett Dirksen has worked with evangelical zeal to press for a second constitutional convention. He aims to reverse by amendment the...

Nation: Without a Prayer

Everett Dirksen was an eight-term Congressman back in 1948 when his doctors told him that he was losing his eyesight. Though a sure winner, he declined to run...

THE CONGRESS: New Men, New Views

The seats were the same, but the sitters were different. Into the Cabinet Room chair at Dwight Eisenhower's left, long occupied by Senate Republican Leader...

Nation: Track Sore

In 21 years on Capitol Hill—the past twelve as junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky—Thruston Morton rose to the rim of the Republican inner sanctum, chairing the...

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