The New Student's Reference Work/Tammany Society
Tam′many Society, the most powerful political club in the world, is an organization of the Democratic party in New York City, and was founded in 1789. It was nearly ruined at the time when the city and it were under control of the Tweed ring. It has been more or less opposed by outside Democrats in New York at various times, but to-day is supreme in the councils of the party in New York. See Tweed.