• Born date: 1823-04-03
  • Born in: New york
  • Death date: 1878-04-12
  • Death in: New york
William M. Tweed

William Magear Tweed (April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878) – often erroneously referred to as William Marcy Tweed (see below), and widely known as "Boss" Tweed – was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State.

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