Not a bright boy at Princeton, the University of Virginia Law School or Washington & Lee was lanky Frank Joseph Hague Jr. After eight years of dawdling, he never did get a degree. In 1936 he managed to get admitted to the New Jersey bar. Last fortnight, events in the politically throttled State of New Jersey conspired to place Frank Hague Jr., 34, on that state's highest bench (Errors & Appeals) as a lay member at $9,000 a year. The events: 1) loaded with mortgages on properties from which high local taxes had driven business, a big Jersey City...

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