THE CABINET: Republican Hive

During the War and shortly thereafter the most fashionable hotel in Washington was the Shoreham at the corner of 15th and H Streets.* In 1929 it was dismantled and subsequently became an office building. Last week it became known that the Shoreham Building would be the Republican hive for the next four Democratic years at the Capitol.

Owner of the Shoreham Building is dapper, aggressive Secretary of War Patrick Jay Hurley. Shrewd at business as well as politics, Secretary Hurley, onetime mule boy in an Indian Territory mine, has been successfully leasing...

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