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William Marcy "Boss" Tweed

December 4, 2006

LOC’s Today in History focuses on New York City’s Boss Tweed. It was today in 1875 that Tweed escaped from prison and fled to Europe: at least LOC doesn’t choose its entries on the mere basis of birthdays! Check out the link, which opens with a humorous song excerpt on Tweed’s corruption. – TL

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