Tammany Hall


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Tammany Hall

(ˈtæmənɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US the central organization of the Democratic Party in New York county. Originally founded as a benevolent society (Tammany Society) in 1789, Tammany Hall was notorious for the corruption in city and state politics that it fostered in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also called: Tammany
ˈTammanyism n
ˈTammanyite n
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Tam′ma•ny Hall′

(ˈtæm ə ni)
n.
a Democratic political organization in New York City, founded in 1789 as a fraternal society (Tam′many Soci`ety) and associated with corruption and abuse of power. Also called Tam′ma•ny.
[after Tammany, 17th-century Delaware Indian chief, facetiously canonized as patron saint of America, c1770]
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Noun1.Tammany Hall - a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossismTammany Hall - a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
Democratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United States
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O'Sullivan has had a telephone message to go down to Tammany Hall."
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Earlier decades, too, witnessed historic electoral battles over cleaning up (https://books.google.co.in/books?id=Um7nAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PR13&ots=DDO0pV0ZiW&dq=Tammany+Hall+history&lr=&pg=PR13&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Tammany%20Hall%20history&f=false) Tammany Hall  and (https://books.google.co.in/books?id=_SKbzXqmawoC&lpg=PR9&ots=jszfyGd6fA&dq=Jim+Crow&lr=&pg=PR9&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Jim%20Crow&f=false) Jim Crow laws  in America.
Ken Colao, president of CNY, was a featured panelist on "Recycle, Redevelop, Re-purpose: Smart Strategies for Maximizing ROI of Existing Buildings." With an expertise in reconstruction and re-purposing properties, CNY is now working on two landmarks in New York City--the Woolworth Building and Tammany Hall. Colao shared how essential it is to be able to understand the impact to the 'skeleton' and skin of an existing building before embarking on re-purposing it, for both economical and practical reasons.
The situation in Illinois today reminds me of the quote by Boss Tweed who ran Tammany Hall the 1800s New York City political machine that was based on patronage and graft: "I dont care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating."
Making full use of the Herbert Lehman Papers at Columbia University and other archival sources, Tananbaum has given us the definitive narrative of this soft-spoken liberal who, it appears, tried his best and usually succeeded in doing the right thing, even when that involved opposing his party leadership, speaking out against a President Roosevelt whom he admired and had worked with, challenging Tammany Hall, and confronting Senator Joseph McCarthy when few others were willing to do so.
Mugwumps, Peter says, are people who investigated corruption in New York City's Tammany Hall.