National Affairs: Statesman Stimson

The problem was: How to keep the Philippines under the War Department yet give them a civilian rather than military administration? The solution was: Appoint as successor to the late Governor General Leonard Wood a civilian with military experience, a soldierly statesman. A man that notably suited the requirements, was Colonel Henry Lewis Stimson, practitioner of law under Elihu Root, of athletics and politics under Theodore Roosevelt, of administration under William Howard Taft, of mediation under Calvin Coolidge. Last week Col. Stimson accepted the post.

The War Department was glad. Col. Stimson once a cavalry sergeant, ran the War...

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