Farley, James Aloysius

(redirected from James Farley)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Farley, James Aloysius

(ăl'əwĭsh`əs), 1888–1976, American political leader, U.S. Postmaster General (1933–40), b. Rockland co., N.Y. He rose steadily in Democratic party politics in New York state and became (1930) chairman of the New York state Democratic committee. In 1932 he successfully pushed the presidential nomination of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Made chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Farley managed (1932) the presidential campaign with great success. He became U.S. Postmaster General and in 1936 directed Roosevelt's second presidential campaign, which resulted in another overwhelming Democratic victory. Opposed to Roosevelt's third-term candidacy, he was an unsuccessful Democratic presidential aspirant in 1940 and resigned (1940) his cabinet post and his national party chairmanship. He remained powerful in New York state politics until 1944, when he resigned as chairman of the state Democratic committee.


See his autobiographical Behind the Ballots (1938) and Jim Farley's Story (1948).

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The scoring began when Felix Lorrimer made a run before finding James Farley who in turn put Finlay Stewart in at the corner.
After meeting James Farley, chairman and chief executive of Ford Europe, Unite generalsecretary Len McCluskey said: "Our concerns in relation to Ford's commitment to its UK plants, and in particular to the Bridgend engine plant, were set out today.
Contract Awarded for Redevelop the James Farley Post Office into Moynihan Train Hall
Also Iain Conn, CEO of Centrica, James Farley, executive vice president and president, Europe, Ford, Nigel Stein, chief executive of GKN, HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver, West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady and BP CEO Bob Dudley.
China will be the largest luxury car market in the world, bigger than Western Europe, bigger than the US," said James Farley, executive vice president of global marketing for Ford.
In 2010, the New York Times reported that the developers met with MSG chairman James Dolan and city officials to try to push for an MSG move to the James Farley building instead of having a new station built there.
Other high profile Ford executives are Stephen Butler, former CEO of KPMG; James Farley, former Toyota Group vice president (Lexus); Irvine Hockaday, former CEO of Hallmark Cards Inc.
It's fair to say that Notts County are a big loser for us," was the verdict of Coral's James Farley, who was echoing the views of the industry.
It was organised by James Farley, David Milne and Mark Dingwall, who all list Rangers among their interests on their Facebook pages.
Anthony James Farley, 19, from Bettws, near Newport, who died on Sunday after ploughing down a snow-covered hill on a sheet and hitting a car was named by police.
Among the new Advisors are Richard Couch, founder of Hypertherm; James Farley, chairman emeritus of SpeedFam-IPEC and a former Trustee; Warren Garfield, plant manager of Lovejoy Tool; Wayne Moore, retired president of Moore Special Tool Co.
The crew, comprising Phil Gray, James Farley, Danny Graham, Bobby Cree, Will Mace, Kieran Clark, Lee Fisher, Chris Black and cox Larissa Matley finished as the fifth fastest crew of the day, satisfyingly beating local rivals Tyne and York City.