Nicholas Longworth

Tue, 2013-04-23 15:35 -- administrator

Dismissed as a mere playboy, Longworth—the "most gorgeous bloom after dark," who "knew the milkmen of Washington by their first names"—was Theodore Roosevelt’s son-in-law. Yet as House Speaker, he showed his steel. His forceful defense of party government helped to revive the Speakership after the Progressive reform.

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