[ US /ˈtæməni/ ]
  1. 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
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  • Before the Civil War, boxing enjoyed a brief vogue in New York, where fighters often associated with the Tammany Hall machine rose to prominence.
  • An editorial in the New York Times titled "A Tammany School Board Still," attacked Mayor Gaynor and Tammany's attempts to roll back the clock on civil service reform by gaining complete control over teacher and administrative appointments to the schools, thus undoing fourteen years of school reforms. Marc Epstein: What Is the Meaning of LIFO: You're Fired Mr. Chips!
  • The district leaders are were all the Sachems of Tammany Hall, and the members of Tammany were called the Tammany Braves, and they would parade around town with war paint on. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
  • Washington's inauguration, an organization which was called the Tammany The Story of Manhattan
  • Clark, and Harmon, just how they felt about the efforts of the New York delegation, led by the Tammany boss, Charlie Murphy, and the conservative element of the Democratic party in the East, to control the Convention and to give it the most conservative and standpat appearance by controlling the preliminary organization and nominating Alton B. Parker as temporary chairman. Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him
  • He was, I believe, drawn by an American artist, and his face and clothes had a vaguely American appearance, which, in the region of subconscious association, further suggested to most onlookers the idea of Tammany Human Nature in Politics Third Edition
  • At the conclusion of the roll-call the Tammany tellers, adding the aggregate vote to suit the needs of the occasion, pronounced the motion carried, while others declared it lost. A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3
  • LAMB: You talk in the book about the name Tammany, where it came from. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
  • Chief of Police in some great city has been found to be the head of a gang of international assassins, that things called Tammany and graft and saloons flourish there without let or hindrance, had attracted me to the United States. Nonsenseorship
  • Organizations such as Tammany in New York City are founded on The Promise of American Life
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