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role in that respect in relation to Harry. His other major role was
in relation to Willkie, and then Willkie and Harry became friends
--via Davenport. Because Davenport rather created
Willkie. If anybody did--other that Willkie--Davenport created him.
And, you know, in the 1939 and 1940 campaign, Davenport
took off--was really Willkie's manager, and I'm sure had an influence
in getting Harry to be reasonably pro-Willkie. He was much more
pro-Willkie than he ever was pro-Dewey.
Anything else that you remember about their relationship?
Was it through his friendship with Willkie that he became, for
the first time, a Republican Party activist?
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