National Affairs: Landon & Liquor

An ornament of Old Guard New York Republicanism is jowly, convivial Albert Ottinger. He was an Assistant U. S. Attorney General in the Harding Administration, was twice (1924 & 1926) elected Republican Attorney General of New York despite landslides for Democratic Governor Alfred E. Smith. In 1928 Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated him for Governor. After that "General" Ottinger, who enjoys a tall weak highball, spent his time propagandizing for Repeal. Keeping a finger in national politics, he organized a Landon-for-President movement in Manhattan long before the conventions, visited Alf M. Landon in Topeka...

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