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170 Roosevelt's Work in the New York Legislature Bears Fruit. Appointed Civil
Service Commissioner by President Harrison. Shows Great Preparation for the
Work. Offends Spoilsmen of Both Parties. Ably Supported in the Senate and
His report showed that he had very decided views upon this subject, and his
study of the subject while in the legislature in a measure prepared him for this
new duty. He was nothing unless vigorous and forceful. Many were loud in praise
, but ...
Cornelius C. Roosevelt, son of John. was also a merchant, and was honored by
election to the city legislature from that district which had always been regarded
as the domain of the notables. He succeeded to office in the troubled times ...
former, was an alderman in 1828-29-30, and was sent to the State Legislature in
1835, where he remained until the campaign year of General William Henry
Harrison—1840. And after that he was elected to Congress from the district which
Mr. Roosevelt had scarcely returned home when his friends asked him to
become their candidate for election to a seat in the legislature from the Twenty-
first Assembly district of the State. It was not wholly distasteful to him in prospect,
for the ...
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review