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William Marcy Tweed

congressman , political leader

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