New York: The Making of the Surrogate

New York's Democratic chieftains made few headlines last May when they picked Arthur Klein as their candidate for Manhattan surrogate, a job rich in patronage and rife with possibilities of scandal (see THE LAW). In the course of ten years on the State Supreme Court, Democrat Klein, 61, had earned a sound judicial reputation, and as frequently happens in New York, Tammany Boss J. Raymond ("the Fox") Jones and his Republican counterpart agreed to make the judicial nomination bipartisan. Such pacts were originally justified by the argument that they freed judgeships from domination by one party or party boss....

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