William Magear Tweed


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(1823–1878), political leader.

Born in New York City of Scottish ancestry, Tweed worked as a chairmaker and brushmaker. A volunteer fireman, he was elected a Democratic alderman in 1851, and ...

Subjects: United States History.

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