A lifelong Democrat who teas born at Grassy Point, New York. seventy-one years ago, JAMES A. FARLEYreceived his first appointment under Governor Alfred E. Smith as port warden of New York in 1918. He served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1932 to 1940, and he bore the heaviest political responsibility in the advent and development of the New Deal. He mastered the complexity of party organization with a direct, man-to-man approach. In this article he tells how he went about it.