STATES & CITIES: Grand Sachem

The Society of Tammany, patriotic mainspring of New York City's practical Democratic machine, violated its own by-laws for the 19th consecutive time last week when it allowed John R. Voorhis to continue for another year as Grand Sachem. Under its rules a Grand Sachem serves one year, cannot be reelected. Mr. Voorhis was chosen Grand Sachem in 1912 when he was 83. He has served ever since as honorary head of Tammany Hall through the inability of the Sachems to muster a majority vote in favor of someone else. Each passing year...

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