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Sol Bloom Elected to Congress in 19th District

January 31, 1923
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Representative Walter M. Chandler, Republican, was defeated by Sol Bloom, Democrat, by 199 votes at a special elect held yesterday in the Nineteenth Congressional District.

John J. Lyons, former secretary of state and manager of the Chandler campaign, said a recount would be demanded.

Chandler was defeated last November by Samuel Marx, Democrat, by a plurality of 3,625 votes. Mr. Marx died in December, and Governor Miller called the special election.

Representative-Elect Bloom came to New York twenty years ago from San Francisco and he has built up a large music publishing and phonograph business. He also has constructed numerous theatres along Broadway and never was in politics before.

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