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Farley, James Aloysius, 1888-1976



James Aloysius Farley was born in May 30, 1888 in Grassy Point, New York. He was one of the first Irish Catholic politicians in American history to achieve success on a national level. He simultaneously served as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Postmaster General under the first two administrations of President Franklin Roosevelt. Farley was responsible for pulling together the New Deal Coalition of Catholics, labor unions, African Americans, and farmers. Outside of politics, Farley remained at the helm of Coca-Cola International for over 30 years and was responsible for the company's global expansion. He died on June 9, 1976.

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"Behind the Ballots: The Personal History of a Politician" typescript

Identifier: MS-263
Date(s): 1936 to 1938

"Behind the Ballot: The Personal History of a Politician" (1938). The collection contains the typescript, galleys and page proofs for this autobiography by James A. Farley, heavily corrected by the editor Robert St. John, of a serialized version, published in "American mMgazine" in 1938.

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