The Executives' Club of Chicago
urges you to hear
William F. Knowland
Majority Leader of the Senate and Senior U. S. Senator from California
American Foreign Policy in the Far East
Friday, 12:00 noon, November 20, 1953
Grand Ballroom, HOTEL SHERMAN
Last June Senator Knowland was, in a sense, hand picked by Senator Taft to be his successor as majority leader when Knowland was asked to assume the duties of Republican floor leader, steering legislation through a narrowly divided Senate. The 44-year-old senator, a veteran of eight years in the Senate, is a big, serious-minded, hyperactive member of three powerful committees—Appropriations, Foreign Relations and Atomic Energy. A power in the Senate, Senator Knowland was elected Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee at the start of the new Congress. The Senate's new majority leader has just returned from his fourth trip to the Far East. This trip, as did his other tours in 1946, 1949 and 1950, took him to India, Formosa, Korea and Indo-China. The Senator has long been preoccupied with the Far East and a highly assertive supporter of General MacArthur and Chiang Kaishek. For four years he has been an articulate critic of our China policy, and he made Korea the big issue of his own campaign for re-election last fall when he amassed a record-breaking vote of almost four million, which is greater than any political candidate had ever polled in any state previously. Senator Knowland, who was born in California, entered politics early—at 12 he made speeches for the Harding-Coolidge ticket; at 25 he was California's youngest assemblyman and at 27 was its youngest state senator. Today he is the youngest policy chairman in the annals of the Senate Republicans. He entered the Army as a private in 1942, graduated from the officers' school at Fort Benning in 1943 and spent eighteen wartime months in Europe with the 15th Army. In August, 1945, while he was still overseas, Governor Warren appointed him to succeed the late Senator Johnson, and Knowland returned and took his oath of office on September 5. A versatile legislative performer, Senator Knowland likes being a senator. He has made his way by hard work, attention to issues and keen aggressiveness.
President John J. McDonough will preside
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