National Affairs: Nepotism

There is no Federal law against nepotism.* A Senator or Congressman may load the Government payroll with relatives as heavily as his conscience or his constituency will permit. Some family jobholders actually work; others only draw pay. Among the most industrious Capitol clerks is Mrs. John Nance Garner who gets $325 per month for ably serving her husband, the House Speaker, as secretary. Senator Robert Marion ("Young Bob") La Follette got his training for office as his late great father's secretary. In some Congressional families public service is an honest vocation. In others...

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