As Jefferson wrote in 1801, he endeavored to place "the interests of our fellow citizens in the hands of honest men, with understandings sufficient for their station." (6) No spoilsman
franchises in their streets became the mark of the political spoilsman
From then on for the next 25 years, New York was a battleground between the reformers and Tammany Hall pols -- a mighty contest that eventually pitted Andrew Green against epic spoilsman
agent," Oskison argued, "was a politician, ignorant of Indian government methods.
An inefficient and ill-equipped working force long held under the heel of the spoilsman
has been emancipated, organized, and brought to its best.
Raum, a loyal hack of the Illinois spoilsman
Devoti (American history, Philadelphia U.) takes on the task of disputing Polk's reputation as a spoilsman
who appointed officers based on their party affiliation rather than their qualifications.
Or I might live in a spoilsman
society in which most of the good things in life (such as they are) are in the gift of the state.
To be sure, I do not like my building code administered, either, by a corrupt spoilsman
; but in the long run it is easier to oust him, than to oust from the minds of people the idea that life is a series of special bits of knowledge and interest, and that there is no corporate responsibility for evaluating and deciding concerning the government of the community" (Gaus 1947, 53-54).
Stevenson relished the assignment, for he was a typical spoilsman
of the 1880s who at the time opposed civil-service reform.