STATES & CITIES: No Surprise


Only two officials of New York County have ever been removed from office by Governors of New York State. In each case the Governor was a Roosevelt. Thirty-two years ago Theodore Roosevelt ousted a district attorney, not because he was charged with inefficiency, but because he declined to assist in prosecuting local election frauds. Last week T. R.'s fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, removed from office burly Sheriff Thomas M. Farley.

Sheriff Farley, a Tammany pillar and close friend of Boss John Francis Curry, lost his job not because he had...

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