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Long, Huey P.
(1876–1956) corrupt mayor of Jersey City, N. J., for 30 years. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1173]
Pendergast, Thomas J.
(1893–1935) infamous “Kingfish” of Louisiana politics. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1607]
(1872–1945) political boss in Kansas City, Mo.: convicted of income tax evasions. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2096]
(1452–1498) rabble-rousing bane of Renaissance Florence. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 141–142, 166–167]
Tweed, “Boss” William
rises to top as graft-dealing political boss. [Am. Lit.: All the King’s Men]
(1823–1878) powerful Tammany Hall leader in New York City. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2810]
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