William M. Tweed (1823-1878)

William Magear "Boss" Tweed was a New York City alderman from 1852-53, a U.S. congressman from 1853-55, and was repeatedly in the state senate. Tweed was one of the most notorious political bosses of the Tammany Society. He was made commissioner of public works for the city in 1870, and, as head of the "Tweed Ring," controlled its finances. He died in a New York jail while suits were pending against him for recovery of six million dollars.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES19377
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1681px
Width:
1264px
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