REPUBLICANS: Position: Stronger

Joseph Clark Baldwin, 44, is a shrewd New York politician who looks like a man-about-town—a very leisurely, prosperous sort of town. Looking at his slick, prematurely grey hair, his invariably dapper dress, or the dapper water colors he paints for relaxation, nobody would think he had ever been an alderman. Still less does he seem a hard-bitten politico with a good liberal record who has beaten Tammany in seven out of eight elections. Oldest of nine children, son of a wealthy New Yorker, he was in the Navy in World War I for six seasick months, transferred to the...

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