National Affairs: Hoover's Brief

It was as a great economic expert that Herbert Clark Hoover sought and won the presidency in 1928. New York, economic capital of the U. S., was notoriously cold to his candidacy. Nevertheless over its own favorite son he managed to carry the State without which only one President (Woodrow Wilson in 1916) has succeeded in reaching the White House in the last half century. Without New York's future support President Hoover would find renomination and re-election exceedingly difficult.

Representing President Hoover at New York State's Republican...

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