The Family - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter chronicles the beginning of Prescott Bush's political career. While serving as a member of a committee of the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, Prescott becomes interested in running for office. His initial forays into public life are very difficult as he battles against the local Catholic Democrats who criticize him for his wealth and privilege. He insists that he is not as wealthy as they think he is.

His friends persuade him to run for the Senate for the state of Connecticut. At first he is reluctant because of his family debts and wants to be financially independent. His friends convince him to run in 1950. Despite his efforts, Prescott loses the election. In 1952 he prepares to run again and sets out campaigning throughout the state. The Republican party, however, nominates another candidate who can appeal to the large Irish Catholic population of the state...

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