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Reluctantly, the legislature authorized the New York State Factory Investigating Commission, with Wagner as chairman and Smith as vice chairman. It held its first public meeting in October. Perkins appeared before it on November 15. The subject was working conditions in bakeries located in basements of tenements. ” Perkins said she had not. ” Did she have a degree and a license to practice medicine? No. A license to practice engineering? qxd 2/7/02 9:11 AM Page 42 42 THE NAPOLEON OF NEW YORK The hearings made Frances Perkins famous as a fighter for the rights of labor, and when Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president in 1933, the first woman member of a presidential cabinet.
There are so many of us for one job, it matters little if 140-odd are burned to death. Public officials have only words of warning for us—warning that we must be intensely orderly and must be intensely peaceable, and they have the workhouse just back of all their warnings. ” In the following months Frances Perkins and other reformers trekked to Albany in the name of their cause and on behalf of an outraged public, only to find legislators who were willing to listen but, with the exceptions of Al Smith, Senator Robert F.
In the same year, another transplanted New Yorker, Theodore Roosevelt, was ranching at a place in the Dakotas called Little Missouri, while contemplating a return to the city of his birth and possibly running for mayor as a Republican, but a reformer. In the years since returning to New York, and despite placing third in the mayoral race of 1886, Roosevelt had remained steadfast in opposition to the entrenched bosses of the Tammany Hall that young Fiorello La Guardia read about in far-off Arizona, and learned to despise.