ONE FOOT IN WASHINGTON by Ellen Proxmire

ONE FOOT IN WASHINGTON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When Ellen Proxmire met her husband, she was the Executive Secretary of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, he was the candidate for governor. Their marriage has included a working partnership in which she has twice acted as his successful campaign manager, when now Senator Proxmire won the late Senator Joseph McCarthy's seat and retained his seat in the Senate in the following election. Ellen Proxmire makes both a persuasive case for the cause of the political, career and an attractive guide to the life she lives. She gives a view of the life of the Senate and her Senator, the areas of his responsibility, in particular his relationship with his constituents; she describes the very demanding activities of the Senate distaff side on the social scene (there are many acceptable ways to entertain), in charity affairs, at husbands' offices. Her own participation in the preparation for the Inauguration Ball, 1961; her enjoyment of Opening Day at the Senate; her delight in being present at the party for Malraux at the White House are part of her own career, which she finds more rewarding than glamorour. An adept and able worker for her husband's cause, Mrs. Proxmire should appeal to a feminine readership.

Pub Date: Jan. 13th, 1963
Publisher: McKay-Luce