National Affairs: Mr. Berle's Misfortune

Public officials whose jobs require them to become trustees for public moneys did well to mark last week the misfortune which befell brilliant young Adolf A. Berle Jr. When the Fusion ticket under Mayor LaGuardia rousted Tammany from New York's City Hall in 1934, into the office of City Chamberlain went Adolf Berle, then 39.

In 1936 Chamberlain Berle chose a $40-a-week CWA supervisor named Hiram C. Connor to be his assistant. Later he appointed Connor head of the real-estate division of his office at a higher salary. It was not high enough for...

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