William Magear Tweed, widely known as "Boss" Tweed – was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State. At the height of his influence, Tweed was the third-largest landowner in New York City, a director of the Erie Railroad, the Tenth National Bank, and the New-York Printing Company, as well as proprietor of the Metropolitan Hotel.
1842. Mike Walsh accuses Democrat rivals (Empire Club?) of being cheats.
Voters adopted a woman suffrage amendment to the state constitution, a measure backed by Tammany Hall, New York City’s Democratic political machine. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
“What’s the Deal With:” Tammany Hall’s Corruption of the New York City Police Department? Chapter 1 | The History of Policing in the City of New York
As Tammany Hall leader, Varian presided over a critical period in Democratic history, which saw the defection, and return of the Locofoco faction, which was in existence from 1835 until 1840, and was the decisive factor in the 1837 mayoral election won by Whigs against the divided Democrats.
Awesome historic map and bootiful Tammany Hall board art.
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