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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1512
AUTHOR: The Times
QUOTATION: But the PRESIDENT is the Chief Executive of the nation as well as a party leader, and it has been objected that for him to take an active and overt part in influencing the choice of party candidates derogates from the dignity of his high position and is almost a constitutional impropriety.
ATTRIBUTION: The Times, London, editorial about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s campaign in the South to influence voting in the forthcoming primary elections, August 16, 1938, p. 13.
SUBJECTS: Presidency