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Bill Canfield, “Why not all the way across?” Newark Evening News, August 30, 1963
This editorial cartoon summarizes Clifford Case’s lifelong struggle to advance civil
rights protections for all Americans. Beginning with his sponsorship of federal anti-
lynching legislation in the late 1940s, and continuing through his four terms in the Senate,
Clifford Case was a staunch advocate of expanding civil rights, particularly during the
tumultuous late 1950s and 1960s.
Bill Canfield, “No money, no machineAll he’s got is a great record!” Newark Evening News, October 23, 1966
This cartoon summarizes much of what appealed to New Jersey voters about Clifford P. Case.
The senator was viewed as a public official who was incorruptible, and as an elected official
whose independence of thought and principled positions on public policy rose above the narrow
interests of party loyalty. Case’s strong record on issues such as environmental
protection, civil rights, federal aid to education, health care for the aged, and worker
protections led to his election for four consecutive terms, the longest tenure of any New
Jerseyan in the U.S. Senate during the twentieth century.