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Unformatted text preview: The aftermath of the 1920 election was the first time since Roosevelt's political career began that he was without a political post. He went to work briefly at the firm of Emmet, Marvin, and Roosevelt, but then moved to the position of Vice President of the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. It was at this time that he faced the biggest scandal of his political career, the Newport sex scandal. FDR had commanded a vice-squad to stop a rumored sex scandal going in a Newport naval base, but the vice squad had become involved with sodomy and homosexuality themselves. Homosexuality, no small flaw in the eyes of the Army even today, was at that time a prosecutable offense. The subcommittee assigned to the case in Congress was made up of two Republicans and one Democrat. The report was released without FDR being given a chance to defend one Democrat....
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- Fall '07