Tammany Society

Tammany Society, a powerful political organisation of New York City, whose ostensible objects, on its formation in 1805, were charity and reform of the franchise; its growth was rapid, and from the first it exercised, under a central committee and chairman, known as the “Boss,” remarkable political influence on the Democratic side. Since the gigantic frauds practised in 1870-1871 on the municipal revenues by the then “Boss,” William M. Tweed, and his “ring,” the society has remained under public suspicion as “a party machine” not too scrupulous about its ways and means. The name is derived from a celebrated Indian chief who lived in Penn's day, and who has become the centre of a cycle of legendary tales.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Tallien, Jean Lambert
Tallis, Thomas
Tally
Talma, François Joseph
Talmud
Talus
Tamatave
Tamerlane
Tamesis
Tamil
Tammany Society
Tammerfors
Tammuz
Tampico
Tamworth
Tanaïs
Tancred
Tandy, James Napper
Tanganyika
Tangier
Tanis