Abram Stevens Hewitt (1822-1903)

Abram Stevens Hewitt was an American iron manufacturer, philanthropist, and politician. In 1886 Hewitt was elected as mayor of New York City, defeating Theodore Roosevelt. He served as mayor until 1888 and helped topple the Tweed Ring and reform Tammany Hall. He was elected as a Democrat from New York City to the U.S. House of Representatives (1874-86). He created a plan for building an underground mass transit system, which was not used for another decade.

1880 circa 5 years
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