National Affairs: Fish

Politics itself is supposed to be a school. Few politicians endeavor to better themselves by formal study in midcareer. Washington newsgatherers last week pointed with pride to burly U. S. Representative Hamilton Fish Jr. of New York, onetime (1907-10) Harvard footballer and cum laude student, upon discovering last fortnight that he had enrolled for night classes (two per week), at the Washington Branch of the American Institute of Banking. Mr. Fish wanted to know more about he fundamentals of banking, not because of an appointment to any fiscal committee of the house, but...

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