The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer

On August 14th the Buflalo Courier, a paper generally supportive of Democrats, summed it up well: “Whatever may be the failings of Gov. Sulzer, the gunman method of seizing the executive office and turning the whole administrative ...

Author: Matthew L. Lifflander

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438443390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State. In The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer, Matthew L. Lifflander brings to life the dramatic story of a forgotten incident in New York State political history. When William Sulzer was elected to the office of governor of New York State in November 1912, it represented the culmination of a long and successful career in politics. The son of a German immigrant father and a Scotch-Irish American mother, Sulzer (1863–1941) rose through the powerful Tammany Hall machine to become the youngest man ever to serve as speaker of the New York State Assembly. In 1894, he was elected to Congress, where he served with distinction for eighteen years, rising to chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. When he became governor, it was with the support of the Tammany Hall machine, and everyone expected that he would duly perform his duties under the direction of Tammany boss Charles F. Murphy. Political reform and the corrupt influence of political machines were significant issues of the day, however, and shortly after Sulzer’s election he began to project a populist “man of the people” image, announcing that he “belonged to no man.” After he rejected some of Murphy’s recommendations for key appointments and initiated investigations into corrupt state officials—many of them with Tammany connections—it was decided that he was a threat to the party bosses and had to be removed. Incredibly, less than a year after his election to the highest office in New York State, Sulzer had been impeached and removed. In addition to shedding light on the career of one of the most interesting and colorful figures in American political history, The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer explores legal, moral, and political issues that continue to this day, including pervasive questions about money and politics. “Lifflander unveils the ugly truth of bought and paid for public officials in this political biography of New York’s only impeached governor … Recalling the draconian days of political warfare, Lifflander describes how the party machine functioned by delivering votes, mostly immigrants fresh off the boat, in exchange for patronage.” — Sacramento Book Review “…The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer is an enthralling, action-packed, crisply written book that ardent politicos and lovers of literature alike will savor. Lifflander deserves a debt of gratitude for rediscovering this important and illuminating chapter in our state’s history.” — City and State “Matt Lifflander has illuminated a little-known but compelling drama from American history, how the governor of the then largest, most powerful state was driven from office. In the telling he reveals in suspenseful style how rough-and-tumble politics worked in New York State in another era. Yet, the lessons are not lost in the current political climate and apply not only to that state.” — Joseph E. Persico, author ofRoosevelt’s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II “A full, modern biography of New York Governor William Sulzer is long overdue. In this biographer’s capable hands, the book provides fresh and valuable insights into his impeachment while offering a lively narrative of an uncommon life. This volume fills a gap in New York state political history while providing a fascinating portrait of a man who experienced the highs and lows of elected office.” — Paul Grondahl, author of Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma

The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer

In The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer, Matthew L. Lifflander brings to life the dramatic story of a forgotten incident in New York State political history.

Author: Matthew L. Lifflander

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438443374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

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Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of Governor William Sulzer who was impeached and removed from office after challenging the political machine Tammany Hall. In The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer, Matthew L. Lifflander brings to life the dramatic story of a forgotten incident in New York State political history. When William Sulzer was elected to the office of governor of New York State in November 1912, it represented the culmination of a long and successful career in politics. The son of a German immigrant father and a Scotch-Irish American mother, Sulzer (18631941) rose through the powerful Tammany Hall machine to become the youngest man ever to serve as speaker of the New York State Assembly. In 1894, he was elected to Congress, where he served with distinction for eighteen years, rising to chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. When he became governor, it was with the support of the Tammany Hall machine, and everyone expected that he would duly perform his duties under the direction of Tammany boss Charles F. Murphy. Political reform and the corrupt influence of political machines were significant issues of the day, however, and shortly after Sulzers election he began to project a populist man of the people image, announcing that he belonged to no man. After he rejected some of Murphys recommendations for key appointments and initiated investigations into corrupt state officialsmany of them with Tammany connectionsit was decided that he was a threat to the party bosses and had to be removed. Incredibly, less than a year after his election to the highest office in New York State, Sulzer had been impeached and removed. In addition to shedding light on the career of one of the most interesting and colorf

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The Impeachment of Governor William Sulzer

Reconstructs, through public documents, official investigations, and memoirs, the events that led to Governor Sulzer's impeachment by the legislature of the state of New York.

Author: Jacob Alexis Friedman

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press ; London : P.S. King & son, Limited

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Category: Impeachments

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Reconstructs, through public documents, official investigations, and memoirs, the events that led to Governor Sulzer's impeachment by the legislature of the state of New York. Examines evidence against the governor, testimony from the trial, and traces the repercussions of his conviction.

Tammany s Treason Impeachment of Governor William Sulzer the Complete Story Written from Behind the Scenes Showing How Tammany Plays the Game How M

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Tammany s Treason Impeachment of Governor Sulzer the Complete Story Written from Behind the Scenes Showing How Tammany Plays the Game How Men Are

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The Impeachment of Governor William Sulzer Reprinted from the Edition of 1939

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Arguments During the Impeachment Trial of Governor William Sulzer

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Tammany s Treason Impeachment of Governor Sulzer The Complete Story Written from Behind the Scenes Showing How Tammany Plays the Game How Men Are

Author: Jay W. Forrest

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