Campaign manager of Franklin D. Roosevelt
When Franklin D. Roosevelt became the Democratic Party candidate in the 1932 presidential election, he asked Farley to run his campaign. He did this successfully and was rewarded with a place in the Cabinet as Postmaster General.
Farley helped to normalize diplomatic relations with the Holy See and in 1933 was the first high-ranking government official to travel to Rome, where he had an audience with Pope Pius XI and dinner with Cardinal Pacelli (future Pope Pius XII).
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