The Man Who Rode the Tiger: The Life and Times of Judge Samuel Seabury

By Herbert Mitgang | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 19
The Mayor's "Bishop"

THEY were a strange, unlikely pair: Seabury, whose ancestors were proud names in old New York, and La Guardia, whose immigrant parents were among the millions of non-Anglo-Saxons efflorescent in new New York. La Guardia, Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945, gave the city an honest and exciting government through the years of a depression and a war; all this time Seabury stood behind him as a private citizen, not telling La Guardia what to do but serving as his conscience and his guide.

Seabury called La Guardia "Major," his World War I rank that had stuck as a nom de guerre in his political life; La Guardia usually called Seabury "Judge," but sometimes, when speaking of him to mutual friends, La Guardia referred to him as "the Bishop."

" Fiorello considered Seabury dignified and learned," Mrs. La Guardia recalled. "They disagreed on political matters from time to time, but there was never any rift between them. When I first met the Judge he seemed cold and stiff, yet he was very kindly and courtly. But he relaxed around Fiorello. We would have cocktails and dinner with the Judge and Maud--she was very sweet. Fiorello would josh the Judge a little, and the Judge had quite a sense of humor, in his gentlemanly way."

" La Guardia and Seabury had the same basic views on major issues concerning the City of New York," Edward Corsi, a former United

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