The History of the New York City Legislature

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INDEX
A.D., see Assembly District
Acuna, Chile, 148n
Adams, Franklin P., quoted 211
Administrative Code, 77, 82, 159
Aldermanic Branch of Municipal Assembly ( 1924-1937): right to pass local laws, 44 ff.; fails to change reputation of Board of Aldermen, 45; Fusion administration revives activities, 45-46; Democratic majority, 46, 48; reinstatement and reassessment bills, 46-47; resists county reform, 48, 72n, 76n, 157; expectations unrealized, 49 ff.; comments of Citizens Union,50; "rubber stamps," 50; competition of laws passed by State Legislature, 54-55; "a municipal lodginghouse," 56; membership, 56 ff.; term of office, 57-58; unicameral body proposed, 162 ff.; see also Municipal Assembly ( 1924-1937); Board of Aldermen ( 1924-1937); Board of Estimate Branch of Municipal Assembly ( 1924-1937)
Aldermanic Research Bureau, 26, 102; see also Commissioner of Bill Drafting
American Labor Party: anticipates success through proportional representation, 152; Councilmen approve longer term of office, 186; representation in City Council, 194 ff., 205- 206, 211, 245; endorses candidates, 200; does not fight to restore proportional representation, 209; ends coalition with Tammany, 210; activities in City Council, 223, 224
American Veterans Committee, 208
Americans for Democratic Action, 208
Amsterdam News, 246
Ashtabula, Ohio, 115, 117n
Assembly District, 87n; see also State Senate Districts
Association of Past Members of the Board of Aldermen, 71
Baldwin Commission, 42, 121, 122, 151; see also Baldwin, Henry de Forest; Charter Revision Commission; Charter of the City of New York
Baldwin, Henry de Forest, 121; see also Baldwin Commission
Baldwin, Joseph Clark: testifies before Charter Revision Commission, 25n, 32n; comments on the Board of Aldermen, 32n, 63n, 68n, 101n, 102n; activities in Board of Aldermen, 36- 37, 58n, 68, 71, 72, 246; succeeded as Minority Leader of Board of Aldermen, 98; quoted on proportional representation, 152n; in City Council, 198, 215
Ballot for Board of Aldermen, 31, 135, 192-193, 236
Baum, Morton, 29n
Bentley, Henry, 119
Berry, Charles W., 38n
Block, S. John, 95n, 160, 163n, 167n, 168n
Board of Aldermen of Brooklyn, 7, 16; see also Brooklyn Democrats
Board of Aldermen of the City of New York ( 1851-1897): "synonym for boodler and embezzler," 3; powers stripped, 4; "Forty Thieves," 4; corrupt awards, 4-5; members indicted, 5; under sway of Tammany Hall, 5 ff., 9 ff.; connection with saloons, 6; primary contests, 6-7; quality of membership, 7; elections to by limited voting, 111
Board of Aldermen of the City of New York ( 1898-1901): part of Municipal Assembly, 9; limitations on power, 9; influence of Tammany Hall, 9 ff.; Citizens Union aldermen, 9-10; Hall of Records contract, 11-12; see also Municipal Assembly ( 1898-1901); Council of Municipal Assembly ( 1898- 1901)
Board of Aldermen of the City of New York ( 1902-1937): created by Charter of 1901, 12; powers, 12-13, 15 ff., 24- 25; representation in, 12-13; reputation unrestored by charter of 1901,

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