SENATOR ENFIELD BASSETT
AS SEEN IN:
'Captains And The Kings'
"Captains and the Kings" is a 1972 historical novel by Taylor Caldwell chronicling the rise to wealth and power of an Irish immigrant, Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh, who arrives penniless as a teenager in the United States of America. An inter-generational saga focusing on the themes of the American dream, discrimination and bigotry in American life, and of history as made by a cabal of the rich and powerful, it was one of the top 10 best-sellers of 1972, as ranked by The New York Times Best Seller list. Caldwell drew heavily on aspects of the Kennedy family, John D. Rockefeller and Howard Hughes.
Senator Bassett's personal history is spelled out in Fonda's one big scene in the mini-series, as seen below:
As reincarnation exists in the Toobworld Dynamic, there is a possibility that the soul of Senator Bassett was reborn as Judge Monte Stanton as seen in "All The King's Men" (which was made for television in the 1950's.)