National Affairs: Mr. Goff

When John William Davis, technical present-day head of the Democratic Party by virtue of his 1924 nomination, was a smiling cherub in a baby-basket at Clarksburg, West Va., another young male of that village was already romping lustily in the pantalettes of the period and beginning to play "soldiers." It was just after the Civil War, a martial moment. Young Guy Despard Goff, six years John Davis's senior, was sent to Kenyon Military Academy, up at Gambier, Ohio. Later he went to Harvard and became a lawyer, practicing in Boston first, then Milwaukee....

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