John Francis Hylan

John Francis Hylan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Francis Hylan (April 20, 1868 - January 12, 1936), nicknamed "Red Mike," was the Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925. Hylan was born in Hunter, New York a town in upstate Greene County where his family owned a farm. Hylan married young, became dissatisfied with farm life and moved to Brooklyn with his bride, and enrolled at New York Law School in Manhattan. He found work on the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad and rose through the ranks to become a locomotive engineer. Ambitious, he studied law even as he worked on the railroad. He was fired after allegedly taking a curve too fast, endangering a supervisor who had been preparing to cross a track. Hylan always contended that he was wrongfully discharged (Some versions of the story have him reading his law book at the same time as driving).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134967688
  • 9786134967686