Morris Jacoby, Tammany Leader, Dead at 73
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Morris Jacoby, Tammany Leader, Dead at 73

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Funeral services were held yesterday at his home for Morris Jacoby, prominent Tammany leader, who died Sunday at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Born in 1857 he came to this country at the age of six and joined Tammany Hall when he was 21. He continued in politics until after the Bryan-McKinley campaign. For many years he was leader of the seventeenth assembly district and from 1888 to 1894 was a member of the state legislature.

A delegate to every national Democratic convention from 1884 to 1896 he joined the Gold Democrats in 1896 in the split on the silver question. This marked the end of his intimate connection with politics. Until 1920 he was active in real estate. He was also one of the founders and a vice-president of the Hebrew Free Loan Association.

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