William F. McCombs; The President Maker

William F. McCombs; The President Maker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...so we returned to Chicago, where Roger Sullivan finally informed us that Illinois would be lost, mainly through Mr. Hearst's onslaughts of Governor Wilson. At this time Mr. McCombs was indebted to the extent of some $40,000, and was planning day and night to procure the whole or part thereof. He was aware that his bright chances for obtaining funds had gone aglimmering with Speaker Clark making such inroads in States where he had hoped the Governor would prevail. He had, however, one hope in the form of a letter of introduction to Mr. Charles R. Crane, of Chicago, which had been sent him by Mr. Mark Sullivan, of Collier's Weekly, in response to his (McCombs') appeal, as follows: "my Dear Sullivan: "Your letter of March 8th has been forwarded to me in Georgia. "The enclosure was very interesting. I hope to get back to New York very shortly. Before I return I shall go into Chicago and see Mr. Crane. Can't you help me a little bit with a letter? You of course understand what I want. With kind regards, I am, Yours sincerely." Mr. Crane presented his check for $5,000, but McCombs was still some $35,000 "in the hole," and even Henry Morgenthau's $4,000 a month could not dissipate the blackness which seemed to permeate the financial atmosphere, for ere Mr. McCombs had fondled Mr. Crane's contribution long, a call for the "life buoy" came from Wisconsin, where Hon. Joseph E. Davies, later Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, was making a gallant fight to save the State for Governor Wilson in the coming primaries, and the $5,000 took flight to Madison, accompanied by a letter from McCombs to Mr. Davies in which he stated: "Here is some bloody sweat. Return it to me if you can." On April 9th in...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868455
  • 9781236868459