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Tammany Hall   /tˈæməni hɔl/   Listen
Tammany Hall

noun
1.
A political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism.  Synonyms: Tammany, Tammany Society.






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"Tammany Hall" Quotes from Famous Books



... this first year of initiation, a young Irishman named Joe Murray was nearest to him, an honest fellow, fearless and stanch, who remained his loyal friend for forty years. Murray began as a Democrat of the Tammany Hall tribe, but having been left in the lurch by his Boss at an election, he determined to punish the Boss, and this he did at the first opportunity by throwing his influence on the side of the Republican candidate. The Republicans won, although the district was overwhelmingly ...
— Theodore Roosevelt; An Intimate Biography, • William Roscoe Thayer

... City, had received from the New York Common Council in 1832 a franchise for the exclusive use of Fourth avenue, north of Twenty-third street—a franchise which, it was openly charged, was obtained by distributing bribes in the form of stock among the aldermen. [Footnote: "The History of Tammany Hall": 117.] ...
— Great Fortunes from Railroads • Gustavus Myers

... not to be an easy victory. Outside his own party, to prevent his succeeding himself as district attorney, Tammany Hall was using every weapon in her armory. The commissioner of police was a Tammany man, and in the public prints Wharton had repeatedly declared that Banf, his star witness against the police, had been killed by the police, and that they had prevented the discovery ...
— Somewhere in France • Richard Harding Davis

... to Union Square, where I hung about, looking at the statues. Once I walked as far as Tammany Hall and rushed back again to watch Helen's door. Finally I sat down on a bench from which I could see her windows; and there in the brief December sunlight, with the little oasis around me green even in winter, and the roar of Dead Man's Curve just far enough away, I suppose ...
— The Bacillus of Beauty - A Romance of To-day • Harriet Stark

... greatest errors in Church policy the world has known, in all the intrigues and deliberations of these consecrated leaders of the Church, no more evidence of the guidance or presence of the Holy Spirit than in a caucus of New York politicians at Tammany Hall. ...
— History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom • Andrew Dickson White



Words linked to "Tammany Hall" :   Tammany, Democratic Party, organisation, organization, Tammany Society



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