The Judiciary: Day in Court

He served during the early '30s as a fervid assistant to Judge Samuel Seabury in the investigation of Mayor Jimmy Walker's gaily corrupt New York City administration. He spent nine years as chief justice of New York City's Court of Special Sessions, retiring in 1960 and giving as his reason ill health induced by the "constant anxiety, irritation and strain" of the job. He was a suave, London-born lawman, with plenty of influential friends—among them New York's Democratic Representative Emanuel Celler. chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. It was Celler who...

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