Byrd's Best Was Barely Enough

November 1953
New Republic;11/16/53, Vol. 129 Issue 16, p5
This article discusses electoral politics in the United States. Senator Harry Byrd is campaigning in favor of the Governor of Virginia. The Commonwealth's restricted electorate gave Thomas B. Stanley, of Stanleytown, the Byrd machine candidate, about 55 percent of the 410,000 votes cast. Stanley, a cautious, colorless furniture manufacturer, who considers himself a friend of the working man because he recently granted his employees vacations with pay, got the organization could deliver. His Republican opponent, Theodore Roosevelt Dalton, an able, personable lawyer and state Senator from Radford, Virginia, knew his way on the hustings.


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