Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Daniel Sullivan was a New York politician who controlled Manhattan's Bowery and Lower East Side districts as a prominent leader within Tammany Hall. He was euphemistically known as "Dry Dollar", as the "Big Feller", and, later, as "Big Tim". He amassed a large fortune as a businessman running vaudeville and legitimate theaters, as well as nickelodeons, race tracks and athletic clubs. Sullivan in 1911 pushed through the legislature the Sullivan Act, a pioneering gun control measure. He was a strong supporter of organized labor and woman suffrage. The newspapers depicted Big Tim as the spider in the center of the web, overstating his criminal activit ... more on Wikipedia

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