National Affairs: Jersey's Baird

Courtesies senatorial and gubernatorial last week followed President Hoover's nomination of Senator Walter Evans Edge of New Jersey as Ambassador to France. The Senate confirmed the Edge nomination instanter, while four senators voiced courtly eulogies of the new ambassador.

Promptly, New Jersey's Governor Morgan Foster Larson, also given a chance to perform a courtesy, appointed chunky, bald David Baird Jr. to the Senate. The appointment was a deferential gesture to Ambassador Edge who, while Governor of New Jersey in 1918, had named Mr. Baird's father to fill a similarly unexpired Senate term. The...

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