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This was a very formal affair?
Yes, very formal. Everybody was dressed up
completely. There were about 130 people
there. A great deal of effort had been
put into it.
Well, time passed, and it was '62, and all the
agitation started again over who was
going to be re-elected to the Senate. I
supported various people, some of whose
names I'll give you, but the most
important people to support, naturally,
were Senator Hill and Congressman
Fogarty, as far as I was concerned.
I did support Claude Pepper, who is now running
for Congress from Florida.
Had you renewed contacts with him?
Well, not very much, but when he asked me for a
contribution I couldn't help but help
him because he had been so vital to our
efforts for research legislation in the
I also see that I supported Wayne Morse. I'm not
always sure that I should do that
because he's been so difficult about
I supported Sidney Yates against Dirksen in
Illinois. I supported Ted Kennedy in
Massachusetts, Ribicoff in Connecticut,
Monroney in Oklahoma, Richards of
California, Bible in Nevada, who was so
sure to win that he couldn't even raise
money to travel around the state and
asked me for travel money. Isn't that
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