TENNESSEE: Crimp in Crump

Unique among U. S. municipal political bosses is white-haired, jaunty Edward Hull Crump of Memphis. Tenn. Boss Crump has controlled all the elective offices in Tennessee's biggest city for the past 30 years. With some 60,000 votes, more than a quarter of the State's total, to rely on, he has been able to decide any Tennessee election in which the State was not solidly against him. In over 60 city and State elections, his machine has never been defeated.

Boss Crump's power in Tennessee was never more convincingly demonstrated than a year...

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