National Affairs: Death of Brennan

Roger C. Sullivan, boss of Illinois, died April 14, 1920.

Charles F. Murphy, boss of New York (Tammany), died April 25, 1924.

James R. Nugent, deposed boss of New Jersey, died April 26, 1927.

George E. Brennan, boss of Illinois (succeeding Sullivan), died Aug. 8, 1928.

The passing of these bosses is significant because they were the advance guard of the revolution which transformed the Democratic Party from the rural dilemma of Bryan and McAdoo to the urban climax of Alfred Emanuel Smith. Election day will determine whether it is a happy climax.

The lone survivor of the...