Abraham Oakey Hall (1826-1898)

A. Oakey Hall was the mayor of New York City. Hall was from New York City but in 1849 was admitted to the New Orleans bar. Hall soon embarked on his notorious political career. From 1855 to 1858 he was district attorney of New York County. Realizing that the power in New York lay with Tammany Hall, he became a member. In 1868 Tammany made him mayor. During his four years as mayor, he unscrupulously covered up the deeds of the "Tweed ring." In 1872 he was indicted and brought to trial for being implicated with Tweed. He was acquitted. He became city editor of the New York "World" and then became London correspondent for the "New York Herald" and the "Morning Journal." He was admitted to the English bar and practiced law in England. This is an early daguerreotype.

1855 circa 15 years
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