National Affairs: Last Act

Attorney General Sargent, having served four years in the Cabinet of Calvin Coolidge, served one day and a fraction in the Cabinet of Herbert Hoover—until William DeWitt Mitchell was confirmed and sworn in. It was under Herbert Hoover that Mr. Sargent performed his last official act. That act was the signing of a parole releasing Col. Thomas Woodnutt Miller, onetime (1921-25) Alien Property Custodian, from Atlanta Penitentiary.

Miller, tried with onetime (1921-24) Attorney General Daugherty for defrauding the Government, was convicted and sentenced to 18...

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