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Boss Tweed
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U.S. Congressman
    (April 3, 1823-April 12, 1878)
    Established the 'Tweed Ring,' a group of corrupt politicians based in Tammany Hall
    Elected Alderman (1851) and New York State Senator (1867)
    Full name was William Marcy Tweed
    Part of his career is depicted in the film 'Gangs of New York'
    He had New York politics under his control for 10 years.
    He stole between $30,000,000 and $200,000,000 from New York City.
    He climbed up the political ladder through complicated and extremely dirty schemes.
    He forced people to vote in favor of the New York State governor and New York City Mayor of his choice.
    He was convicted and served two years in jail (1873 – 1875).
    He was arrested again on a civil charge shortly after he was released from prison, but escaped to Cuba and later Spain.
    The City sued him for all that money he stole.
    His career evolved from carpenter, volunteer fireman, accountant, alderman, Congressman, to New York state Senator.
    He was exposed by the New York Times through a satirical cartoon.
    He was extradited from Spain back to the U.S.
    He died during his second jail term.
    With the exception of his brief exile, he lived nearly all his life in New York City.

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    In 2018, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 30 Votes: 76.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 51 Votes: 68.63% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 66 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 111 Votes: 76.58% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 147 Votes: 73.47% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 374 Votes: 69.79% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 744 Votes: 70.56% Annoying
 
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