Farley's Follies with Bill Baab
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Collector and longtime Augusta Chronicle columnist Bill Baab will give a brief talk in conjunction with his exhibit on James A. Farley, postmaster general during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s term as president. Farley was the consummate politician, helping FDR win the N.Y governorship (twice) and also helped elect Roosevelt to the presidency. As a reward, FDR named Farley the 53rd postmaster general. Surprisingly, Farley made the US Post Office Department profitable and reorganized the agency's air mail service. Then, in 1935, Farley messed up. Join us in the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library's Georgia Heritage Room to hear about this intriguing event in our nation's history.