The Autobiography Of Thomas Collier Platt; With Twenty Portraits In Sepia Photogravure

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byThomas Collier Platt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI 1901-1906 How I nominated and elected Odell Governor--He starts out too quick to become a State leader--Our differences over appointments and legislation--Great mistake in failure to put the police under State supervision--Contests at 1903 and 1904 State and National conventions--Am reelected to the Senate--Roosevelt cause of Odell's downfall--Hughes, the dictator. The nomination of Roosevelt for Vice-President consummated, it became necessary to select his successor for Governor. A practically unanimous sentiment for Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., developed among the loyal Republicans. He had been a successful business man at Newburgh, had served several terms in Congress, and seemed well fitted to take up the reins about to be laid down by Roosevelt. The one argument raised against Odell was that he had been too closely identified with and too active in organization politics. This carried no weight with me. Nor did it wield any influence with the delegates who assembled at Saratoga in September of 1900. They nominated Odell without serious opposition. In so doing they bore testimony to his business capacity and party devotion. They also recognized his splendid management of the 1898 canvass, when he served as chairman of the Republican State Committee, and within the last two weeks transformed what seemed inevitable defeat into a substantial victory for Roosevelt and the State and Legislative tickets. Bryan's nomination for President by the Democrats, and the selection of McKinley and Roosevelt by the Republicans, made New York as certain for us as anything could be. Though Odell was cut considerably by Independents, he pulled through with 111,000 plurality over John B. Stanchfield, his Democratic opponent. With Odell's inauguration, January 1,1901,1...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI 1901-1906 How I nominated and elected Odell Governor--He starts out too quick to become a State leader--Our differen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217289517

ISBN - 13:9780217289511

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