POLITICAL NOTES: The Name Was Familiar

The lobby gows in the late Sol Bloom's 20th district on Manhattan's West Side put on their derbies last week and paid angry calls on Tammany Chieftain Hugo Rogers. Sol Bloom's district was good Democratic territory, and they had several deserving Tammany candidates for old Sol's job. They had had the place to themselves until a good-looking young lawyer from Long Island announced for the seat. His name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.

One of the 20th's leaders, Robert Blaikie, had asked Franklin to run (under New York law a Congressman need not be a resident of the district he represents.)...

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