POLITICAL NOTES: Fusion Oath

In the Elizabethan library where Samuel Seabury plotted Tammany's destruction some three years ago, last week swart little Fiorello Enrico LaGuardia faced a New York Supreme Court Justice reading him an oath of office. "I do so solemnly swear,'' snapped Mr. LaGuardia, thereupon turning and kissing the plain earnest woman who was once his secretary, is now his wife. "Now we have a Mayor of New York!" exclaimed delighted Inquisitor Seabury, who had whipped together the Fusion Party which turned bumbling Mayor John Patrick O'Brien out of office, turned Tammany upside down....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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!