Saturday, July 5, 2014

Great Freemasons: Stuart Symington (June 26, 1901 – December 14, 1988)

There are four categories of voting on the floor of the Senate. The first are those who have been described as ones who can hear the farthest drum before the cry of a single hungry child. Then there is the group who can hear every child, whether he is hungry or not, before they can hear a single drum. Then you have a third group, who say, “Nothing can happen to the almighty dollar, so we will vote for all the children and all the drums.” The time has come when we must have some priorities with respect to the way we are allocating our steadily decreasing resources, else it should be clear to everybody—that the economy of the United States could well be destroyed.
Stuart Symington (June 26, 1901 – December 14, 1988), remarks in the Senate, November 23, 1971.—Congressional Record, vol. 117, p. 2896

William Stuart Symington, Jr. (June 26, 1901 – December 14, 1988) was an American businessman and politician from Missouri. He served as the first Secretary of the Air Force from 1947 to 1950 and was a Democratic United States Senator from Missouri from 1953 to 1976.
(Frank R. Lawrence Lodge 797, Rochester, NY)

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