POLITICAL NOTE: Promise Kept

As he motored to the Capitol on March 4 for the inaugural of his successor, President Hoover turned anxiously to Franklin Roosevelt with a personal patronage problem. It had to do with Walter Hughes Newton of the White House secretariat. Born & bred in Minneapolis, Mr. Newton had been elected in 1918 to the House where by his wits he had worked himself up to a position of Republican importance. When Mr. Hoover took office in 1929, he felt the need for better contacts with the House leadership, persuaded Representative Newton to resign...

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