THE CABINET: Second to Hurley

In November, U. S. Secretary of War James William Good died. A month later, to take his place Patrick Jay Hurley, then Assistant Secretary of War, was selected by President Hoover (TIME, Dec. 16). A question immediately arose: who could fill the vacated Assistant Secretaryship? From that post Dwight Filley Davis had gone into the Cabinet succeeding the late Secretary of War John Wingate Weeks; Mr. Hurley's elevation seemed to establish the precedent that War Department assistant secretaries are full secretaries in embryo. So, for five months the President of the U....

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