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December 29. 2012 12:06PM

Boston Globe: N.H. should reassess legacy of Sen. Styles Bridges


President Dwight Eisenhower and U.S. Sens. Styles Bridges and Norris Cotton were among the guests at a 1955 celebration of the Old Man of the Mountain. 

But the Nov. 12 issue of The New Yorker contained an uncomfortable wake-up call: Alex Ross, the magazine's classical-music critic, wrote an essay on changing attitudes toward homosexuality that included this passage: “In an episode loosely dramatized in the novel and movie 'Advise and Consent,' Senator Lester Hunt, of Wyoming, killed himself after Styles Bridges, a senator from New Hampshire, threatened to expose Hunt's son as a homosexual. Bridges still has a highway named after him.”

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