DEMOCRATS: Roosevelt to Tammany

Franklin Roosevelt got his political start fighting New York City's Tammany Hall, was bitterly opposed by it before and during the Democratic Convention of 1932. As the 1936 campaign approached, how- ever, and the New Deal's need of all the support it could get in New York State became apparent, a notable change came over the President. Last week he addressed to Tammany's Independence Day pow-wow a letter in which he declared: "In this day, as in the days of its founding, the Society of Tammany is on the side of popular rights and...

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