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Masaryk is Reelected Czech President at 84

Eighty-four-year-old Thomas G. Masaryk, father of his country, was reelected President today for a seven-year term that will carry him through his ninety-second year.

Parliament in joint session reelected him. He has been President of the republic since its foundation toward the end of the World War.

President Masaryk, a coachman’s son, was first a locksmith, next a blacksmith and then a noted professor of philosophy. In exile he fostered and led to consolidation the republic that, until the World War, was part of Germany.