Jersey City's Mayor Hague: Last of the Bosses, Not First Of The Dictators
Amid cries of "Communist" and "Fascist" he and the C.I.O are fighting it out

Originally appeared in Life on February 7, 1938
Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White
Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2004

More About Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague

Hague's Law is enforced by 900 policeman, some of whom are shown above at roll call. Jersey City has one of the largest and most expensive forces, per capita, in the nation. When an indignant outsider once asked Hague by what authority he had issued one of his high-handed orders, the Boss snarled: By the authority at the end of a nightstick!"

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