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The article refers to NYC being "strongly Democratic" in 1837; given that the party was only about ten years old at the time, I think a bit more context is needed for the statement, as it seems to draw on a more modern view. I'm not saying it's untrue, just that it seems a bit of a reflex statement along the lines of "everyone knows it's a Democratic city." MisfitToys 20:42, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Tammany Hall was founded in around 1800 and in short order came to dominate politics in the city. It eventually became aligned with the nationwide Democratic Party. I am not sure how to express this notion in a pithy way - Tragic Baboon (banana receptacle) 21:45, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Having just read the article on New York City Mayor Philip Hone (on January 28, 2010) there would appear to be a contradiction between the two biographies. In his biographic article, Hone is listed as a Whig, thus contradicting the statement in Clark's article that he was NYC's only Whig mayor. The Whig Party (United States) is not officially founded until 1833, five years after Hone's mayoralty, so it is his article that is imprecise. One assumes that Hone was an anti-Jacksonian who became a Whig after 1833. Is this a distinction without a difference? Francis Burdett (talk) 18:57, 28 January 2010 (UTC)