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$ 71. Painted devices of arms in certain public places.— The device of arms of the state, corresponding to the blazon hereinbefore given, shall be painted in colors upon wood or canvas, and hung upon the walls of the executive chamber, the court of appeals, the office of the secretary of state, and the senate and assembly chambers.
$ 72. Prohibition of other pictorial devices.- No pictorial devices other than the arms of the state shall be used in the public offices at the capitol for letter headings and envelopes used for official business. Persons printing and circulating public documents under the authority of the state, when they use a vignette, shall place upon the title pages of the documents the standard device of the state arms without alterations or additions.
$ 73. Great seal of the state. — The secretary of state shall causo to be engraved upon metal two and one-half inches in diameter the device of arms of this state, accurately conformed to the description thereof given in this article, surrounded with the legend,
The great seal of the state of New York." It alone shall be used as the great seal of the state, and the secretary of state shall have the custody thereof.
$74. Use of the great seal.- All such matters as have issued under the great seal of the state since March sixteenth, seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, shall continue to be issued under such seal, except copies of papers and records certified by the secretary of state or his deputy and authenticated under his seal of office.
ALFRED E. SMITH.
Alfred E. Smith, Governor of New York State, was born in New York city on December 30, 1873; attended St. James parochial school, and as a boy sold newspapers along Park Row. When Mr. Smith was thirteen years of age his father died, leaving his mother and younger sister to his care. Assuming the responsibilities as head of the family, Mr. Smith left school and started to work in the trucking business, in which his father had been engaged. Later
he was employed at the Fulton fish market.
His first political position came in 1895, wnen be was named as a clerk in the Commissioner of Jurors' office, a position which he held up to 1903, when he was elected to the Assembly, serving until 1915. He became Democratic floor leader in 1912.
In 1913, Mr. Smith was the unanimous choice of the Democrats for Speaker of the Assembly. In 1915, he served with distinction as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention. He was elected Sheriff of New York county the same year, and in 1917 became President of the Board of Aldermen of New York city.
In 1918, Mr. Smith was nominated and elected Governor of New York state, this being the fifteenth occasion he had run for public office without defeat.
Again nominated for Governor, in 1920, Mr. Smith was defeated, although running ahead of his ticket by a million or more votes. In January 1921, Mr. Smith became chairman of the United States Trucking Corporation.
In September 1922, Mr. Smith was renominated for Governor and elected in November by the largest plurality ever given a candidate for the office.
Governor Smith married Catherine A. Dunn in 1900. They have five children, Alfred E., Jr., Emily, Catherine, Arthur and Walter.
GEORGE R. LUNN.
George R. Lunn, Lieutenant-Governor, was born June 23, 1873, on a farm near Lenox, Iowa. At the age of twelve he was selling papers on the streets of Des Moines, Iowa. At the age of seventeen he was driving a delivery wagon in South Omaha, Nebraska. Deciding to enter college and study for the ministry, he worked his way through Bellevue College, and after graduating there, came to Princeton. He served as assistant pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, in Brooklyn, for a time.
Mr. Lunn became pastor of the First Dutch Reformed Church in Schenectady in 1904. While occupying that position, be became interested in politics in 1911, and was nominated for Mayor of Schenectady, and elected on a party platform pledging many city reforms. Mr. Lunn was four times elected Mayor of the city, the last time in November, 1921, in which office he was serving when nominated for Lieutenant-Governor in 1922.
As Mayor of Schenectady, he was instrumental in bringing about many improvements, establishing public health centers and erecting several new schools. Due to his efforts, Schenectady now boasts of four beautiful parks, eighteen public playgrounds and a park boulevard system.
Mr. Lunn was elected in 1916 as a member of Congress, serving on the important Military Affairs Committee during the World War.
In 1901, Lieutenant-Governor Lunn married Mabel Healy, of Brooklyn. They have five children, George R., Jr., Mabel, Elizabeth, Raymond and Eleanor. Lieutenant-Governor Lunn resides in Schenectady.