TITLE

SINCLAIR WEEKS: REPUBLICAN OLIGARCH

AUTHOR(S)
Mallon, John P.
PUB. DATE
January 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;1/26/53, Vol. 128 Issue 4, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on Sinclair Weeks, the new Secretary of Commerce in the U.S. Government. Report that for at least 20 years Weeks has been the most powerful single Republican in Massachusetts, and for 10 years he has been a leading national figure; Report that his political career, in fact, is a case study in Republican politics--a study in gentility and oligarchy; Weeks' special talent lies in his ability to act as an intermediary between big business and the Republican Party; Assumption that Weeks would defend his role in the party without embarrassment that he sees the party--and the government--as million-dollar business enterprises, which should be run by skilled managers and not by brash youngsters; View that Week is almost a perfect synthesis of the qualities of both businessmen and politico--he lacks only a colorful personality and ambitions of his own to be an even more important figure; Report that Commerce is almost as weak a government department as Labor, but Weeks' real influence with President Dwight D. David may well be far greater.
ACCESSION #
14557049

 

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