U.S. At War: Tammany Wake

Without pleasure, Tammany Leader Michael J. Kennedy arrived at his headquarters early on election evening. He and Tammany's Secretary Bert Stand chatted idly in the lonely office, occasionally stared outside at the foggy dusk. They were alone until 7:30; then a half dozen district leaders, grim as the weather, dropped in to make a faint pass at gaiety.

Nothing was the same at Tammany Hall. This was the first election night at Tammany's new headquarters, a modest suite in a loft building on Manhattan's Madison Avenue. There was no bonfire outside, no vast crowd roaring to celebrate. The phones, which used to...

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