Tananbaum, Duane, Drawn to public service

(New York, NY :  Columbia University Libraries,  c2009.)



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15. Ready To Step In

Albany Knickerbocker News, April 1942

In 1942, Lehman wanted to get involved in the war effort, and with the knowledge and approval
of President Roosevelt, he declined to run for a fifth term as governor. As Lehman contemplates
war work in Washington, a number of contenders seek to succeed him in the Governor's office.
Among his possible successors: Attorney General James J, Bennett, U,S. Senator James Mead,
New York State Democratic Chairman James A. Farley, and Republican Thomas Dewey.

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