National Affairs: Tammany Picks

If one were to pick an ideal name for a Democratic Boss* in New York City, how would one go about it? First, one would want something patriotic. George Washington ? Excellent! Then something Irish. Olvany? Nothing better.

The new boss of Tammany, therefore, is Judge George Washington Olvany. He succeeds the late "Commissioner" Charles F. Murphy (TIME, May 5).

After a committee of seven Tammany leaders had considered in private for an hour, the Executive Committee of the entire organization ratified the subcommittee's choice of Judge Olvany. The vote was 22⅔ to ⅓. The...

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