CABINET: Death of Dern

Two days before President Roosevelt took office in 1933, he lost his Attorney General-designate when old Thomas J. Walsh, on his second honeymoon, dropped-dead of a heart attack in his Pullman drawing room. Following year a throat disease forced Secretary of the Treasury William Hartman Woodin out of the Cabinet, later killed him. Last week Death struck its first square blow at the Roosevelt Cabinet when Secretary of War George Henry Dern died after a long illness in Washington's Walter Reed Hospital. He had suffered a severe attack of influenza in Charleston,...

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