The House Judiciary Committee: Celler's Legacy
Casting his shadow across the House Judiciary Committee in the Ninety-second Congress, as in decades past, was the diminutive, stooped figure of the octogenarian chairman, Emanuel Celler of Brooklyn.
"Dealing with Celler is like dealing with Moses himself," a former colleague once tartly observed. Emanuel Celler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee from the Eighty-first through the Ninety-second Congress, is admired by many for his fighting spirit, his peppery pugnacity, and his perseverance against high odds. Any impartial assessment of his colorful halfcentury-long career (he cosponsored and floor-managed no less