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Guide to the John F. Ahearn Papers
1904-1909
 MS 3074

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ahearn, John Francis, 1853-1920
Title: John F. Ahearn papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1904-1909
Abstract: Correspondence and scrapbooks documenting the career of Manhattan Borough President John F. Ahearn (1853–1920), who served 1904–1909. A former New York State senator and Tammany Hall leader, Ahearn was dismissed from the presidency in 1907 by Governor Charles Evans Hughes, who cited his incompetence, inefficiency, and wastefulness. Nevertheless, Ahearn was reelected to the position, sparking a two-year battle over the legality of his candidacy. Ahearn was eventually removed, but only in 1909, at the end of his term. The collection includes a 1907 volume of photographs taken during the construction of the extension of Riverside Drive between 135th and 158th Streets.
Quantity: 4.5 Linear Feet (9 volumes in 4 flat boxes and 1 document box).
Call Phrase: MS 3074