National Affairs: Democratic House

The closely balanced 72nd House of Representatives had no sooner been elected a year ago than Death began racing the 435 members-elect. In a twelve-month it overtook 13 Congressmen, left their Capitol seats vacant. Up until last week special elections had filled six of these vacancies with new men and left the House standing:

Democrats — 214

Republicans — 213

Farmer-Laborite —1

Vacancies —7

Coincident with State and municipal elections throughout the land last week (see p.15), five more Congressmen were chosen to help fill up the House ranks. When the votes were counted, the...

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