Carmine DeSapio

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: New York political boss of the 1950's and 1960's who was the last boss of Tammany Hall (the name given to Manhattan's Democratic party), who revived the organization after World War II that successfully brokering the elections of Robert Wagner as mayor and W. Averell Harriman as governor and endorsing a bill to lower the voting age to 18, but who late came under attack from reformers in the Democratic party with charges of cohorting with organized crime and corruption, which eventually led to the dissolution of Tammany Hall.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: December 10, 1908

 

Died: July 27, 2004

 

Location: New York City, New York