Green's career included his role in taking down the corrupt Tweed ring
, his supervision of the creation of Central Park, his saving of New York from bankruptcy, his renovation of the shabby state park at Niagara Falls, his key role in the negotiations that resulted in the creation of the New York Public Library, and, especially, his long and finally successful campaign to combine the five boroughs, then separate entities, into one great metropolis that would rival the famed cities of Europe.
Tilden was a reformer, who busted up the Tweed Ring
, and after his election win had to deal with the corrupt administration of President Grant that conspired to cheat Tilden out of his Presidency.
A civic leader, as well as a lawyer whose railroad work brought him enormous personal wealth, Tilden had taken on the notorious Tweed Ring
that dominated New York City politics and had ridden that achievement into the New York governor's mansion in 1874.
There were the whiskey distillers defrauding the government, the Credit Mobilier that involved the bribing of several congressmen, the Tweed Ring
, the shenanigans of Orville Babcock (Grant's private secretary), and the efforts of Jay Gould and James Fisk to corner the gold market (with the assistance of Abel R.
Miscione's research, he was forever battling the corrupt William "Boss" Tweed ring
New York's Tweed Ring
was arguably the most corrupt political organization in American history.
He forever was battling the corrupt William "Boss" Tweed ring
, which was exposed in 1871; Mr.