Advise and Consent Characters

Allen Drury
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Bob Munson

Robert “Bob” Munson is a fifty-seven year-old U.S. Senator from the State of Michigan and the Majority Leader in the Senate. He is something of a political moderate, appearing to be more conservative on issues of foreign policy, but more liberal in other areas. A widower with no children, Munson becomes engaged to widowed socialite Dolly Harrison by the end of the novel. Munson is well-respected and well-liked, even by political opponents. He is blindsided by the President’s nomination of Leffingwell to Secretary of State and commits to confirmation. When things get tough, Munson is made aware of Anderson’s wartime homosexual liaison by way of a photograph given to him by Davis. Munson is disgusted, but he does not destroy the photo. He is later compelled to give the photo up to the President, which ultimately results in Anderson’s suicide. Munson is sickened...

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