Lehman Steps Down

Able, stable Herbert Lehman, who has been Governor of New York for the last ten years, has served the last six years unwillingly.* He ran in 1936 to help carry the State for his great & good friend Franklin Roosevelt, ran in 1938 mainly to head off up-&-coming Republican Tom Dewey when the Democrats were all out of high-caliber candidates.

Last week Albany newsmen gathered in the Governor's office, got a 37-word mimeographed announcement of his political retirement. On or before the end of his term in December, he will go to Washington...

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