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1823–78, American politician and Tammany leader, b. New York City. A bookkeeper, he became (1848) a volunteer fireman and as a result acquired influence in his ward. He was an alderman (1852–53) and sat (1853–55) in Congress.
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bribery is their essential method for corrupting officials (1860–1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 511]
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