CORRUPTION: Waterbury Wash-Up

In 1930, hustling, industrial Waterbury, Conn, (watches, chemicals, brass) thought it was rid at last of a corrupt Democratic regime which had ridden it since 1921. Into the mayor's office marched a silver-haired bigboy named Thomas Frank Hayes, a Democrat of good family and much property who had made a name for himself in the Legislature. With him marched his friends Daniel J. Leary as comptroller and Thomas P. Kelly as executive secretary. They got a new "strong mayor" charter for the city instead of a city-manager plan, which had nearly been adopted....

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