The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on November 23, 1964 · Page 6
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 6

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Monday, November 23, 1964
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! . . -j f THE.TlPTntJnAiLYf RIBUNE Mondtiy, Nov. 23, 1964 PAiSE 5 Branigan To INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Gov.- eleet Roger D. Branigin is expected to retain John Hatchett, one of. the top administrators of the Welsh regime, in his official family^possibly in his present job as Indiana Department of Administration commissioner. Branigin .conferred with Hatchett. Thursday -and discussed many problems facing state government." Hatchett, 47, of Blpomington, is regarded as one of the state's most able fiscal experts and has served in several administrative roles under both Republican and Democratic governors. Hatchett was director of the budget in 1961-62. He served as deputy budget director from 1956 to 1S61 and from 1951 to 1955 was ah examiner for the State Board of Accounts. A spokesman for - Branigin would not confirm the rumored appointment of Hatchett, but he said the incoming governor would hold a news conference late today or early next week. He said Branigin has been undergoing treatment for a back injury suffered at his Lafayette home recently when he lifted a garage door, but added |the injury was not serious. Branigin has continued with his marathon interviews relative to his future . administration, with most.of them at his temporary headquarters here. . Gordon St. Angelo, Huntingburg, Branigin's. campaign, coordinator and the 'man deemed most likely to become Demo-' cratic state ch'airirtan Dec. 7, said the date for caucuses of the party's Senate and House majorities has not been set. This.is something which awaits a decision from Branigin. A lively battle is under way for the speakership of the House, with Reps. William Sebree of Anderson and Richard Bodine of Mishawaka consid- ' ered front-runners, but with Reps. Wayne Townsend of Upland and Ronald Drake of Farmersburg also being mentioned. In the Senate, the contest for the president pro tem post appeared to have Sen. Jack Mankin of Terre Haute in the lead, but with Sen. Nelson Grills of Indianapolis giving him competition. Sen. Robert Peterson, D-Rochester,' has been mentioned as a possible president pro tem candidate, but he'is understood not to be pushing for the honor unless Mankin is unable to make it. j Mankin's involvement in a re| apportionment battle affecting 1 conceivable could have a bear' »ng, on his campaign for the ' west-central Indiana counties | position, although he said he is confident it will not influence 'his bid. TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE

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