Kelly, John

Kelly, John,

1822–86, American politician, boss of TammanyTammany
or Tammany Hall,
popular name for the Democratic political machine in Manhattan. Origins

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 Hall, b. New York City. He entered politics at an early age. At first he opposed Tammany Hall, but later (1853) joined the organization and became city alderman. He served (1855–58) in Congress and was (1859–61, 1865–67) sheriff of New York County. After the exposure of William M. Tweed, Kelly, by then popularly known as "Honest John," reorganized the Tammany machine. By 1874 he held control of the organization and carried on continuous warfare with the faction of Samuel J. Tilden, who originally had cooperated with him in reorganizing Tammany. Kelly's refusal to back Tilden's candidate for governor, Lucius Robinson, and his decision to run for governor himself as an independent helped bring about the election (1879) of Alonzo Cornell. While he was head of Tammany, Kelly was able to determine the course of New York City elections, and he himself was city comptroller from 1876 to 1880. Upon retirement (1884) he yielded his political control to one of his lieutenants, Richard CrokerCroker, Richard,
1841–1922, American politician, head of Tammany Hall from 1886 to 1902, b. Co. Cork, Ireland. He became prominent as Democratic leader of New York City's East Side and as an aide of John Kelly.
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See M. R. Werner, Tammany Hall (1932, repr. 1968).

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George Stringer, Albert Hill, Henry Kelly, John Readitt, John Thomas and Graham Lyall were awarded the honour for outstanding bravery 100 years ago in World War I.
The Fernandez family (from left): Kelly and wife Ninia with their children Jonah, Kelly, John and Cindy.
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In developing their views on these and other topics, Gascoigne and Thornton engage at length with the work of a number of contemporary philosophers: Timothy Williamson and Jason Stanley, Herbert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly, John Searle, John McDowell, and Saul Kripke, among others.