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Tigers of Tammany, Nine men Who Ran New York
Tigers of Tammany Nine men Who Ran New York Author:Alfred Connable, Edward Silberfarb Tammany Hall emerged out of a mildly political, predominantly convivial fraternal order that first convened in Barden's Tavern on lower Broadway, May 12, 1789, in order that its members might celebrate the new Republic and quench their thirst. As years passed, however the purpose of the group waxed more political until finally, in the 1850's, on... more »e loquacious Tammany Sachen could humbly state: "It would be as reasonable to assert at noonday, in the face of the sun, that the orb does not emit light, as to deny that the Tammany Society is a political organization."
The nine men who ran New York, the Tigers of Tammany, were Aaron Burr, Martin Van Buren, Fernando Wood, William Marcy Tweed, Honest John Kelly, Richard Wellstead Croker, Charles Frances Murphy, Carmine Gerald DeSapio and J. Raymond "The Fox" Jones.« less