National Affairs: Moley Out

When Raymond Moley, 46-year-old Professor of Public Law at Columbia University, stepped into the State Department as an Assistant Secretary on March 4, he was widely acclaimed as President Roosevelt's closest, most trusted economic adviser, the head Brain Truster who had shaped his winning campaign, a mighty power in the New Deal. When after six months he stepped out of the sub-Cabinet last week, the country hardly needed to be told why.

Dr. Moley's resignation was the first major break in the President's Washington lineup. Vincent Astor, rich young Roosevelt friend, took Dr....

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