The New York Mob's fixer James J. Hines A Tammany Hall ward heeler who protected the likes of Lucky Lucians, Dutch Schultz, Frank Costello and Joe Adonis by bribing police and judges. Thomas Dewey finally succeeded in putting his career to an end with a conviction and prison sentence in 1939.
Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon". He was the scourge of Boss Tweed and the Tammany Hall political machine. Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus and the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party. Contrary to popular belief, Nast did not create Uncle Sam or the Democratic donkey though he did popularize these symbols through his art.
Tammany Hall - “Tammany Hall” has become synonymous with political corruption and outrageous patronage. But there really was a Tammany Hall—in fact, this was the second of them. The first was on Frankfort and Nassau Streets, and the New York Sun newspaper moved in when the Tammany Society, a fraternal and patriotic social society founded in 1789, moved out, NYC, www.RevWill.com