Letters, Mar. 6, 1933



In connection with the recent attempt upon the President-elect's life, several of us who are subscribers to your magazine have been discussing this and wonder just what the constitutional procedure would be if by some tragedy both the President-elect and Vice President-elect were to be accidentally killed, between the meeting of the electoral college and the following March 4. As there would be no Secretary-of-State, would a new general election be necessary?


Chicago, Ill.

Had Mr. Roosevelt been killed in Miami, would Mr. Garner have been inaugurated as President...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!