Mayor's Committee on Receptions to Distinguished Guests
The New York City Mayor's Committee on Receptions to Distinguished Guests was established on September 6, 1919, to "provide adequate welcome and reception to foreign dignitaries, accredited representatives of European governments and other distinguished guests who may visit New York."
- Guide to the municipal government: City of New York. 1922.
- "The Big City; Where Have You Gone, Major Deegan?". New York Times. March 11, 1999. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
Under the rosy-fingered dawn he led the legion to buffet breakfast, and when the sun set he feasted on chicken of rubber. Then did the dapper-dressed Jimmy Walker proclaim him chairman of the Mayor's Committee on Receptions to Distinguished Guests, and gladly did the sturdy-fingered Major shake more hands.
- "In Room 349". Time magazine. December 24, 1928. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
Mayor Walker's choice was Grover Aloysius Whalen, for years (until Mayor Walker was inaugurated in 1926) the sartorial mainstay and social sheet-anchor of Tammany Hall, longtime chairman of the Mayor's Committee on Receptions to Distinguished Guests.
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