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William Marcy Tweed

William Marcy Tweed, American congressman, political leader. member United States House of Representatives from New York, 33d Congress, 1853-1855; member board suprs. intended to check corruption at elections which itself became agency for graft, 1856; member board suprs. New York County, 1858; member of New York State Senate, 1867-1871.

Background

  • Tweed, William Marcy was born on April 3, 1823 in New York City. Son of Richard and Eliza Tweed.

  • Career

    • General com; made grand sachem of Tammany, 1868.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 33d Congress, 1853-1855. Member board suprs. intended to check corruption at elections which itself became agency for graft, 1856. Member board suprs. New York County, 1858.

    Member of New York State Senate, 1867-1871.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jane Skaden, 1844, 8 children.
    • father: Richard Tweed
    • mother: Eliza Tweed
    • spouse: Mary Jane Skaden
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    Born April 3, 1823
    Died April 12, 1878
    (aged 55)
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