Pittsburgh Republican Boss Christopher Magee, circa 1895.
flipFlip to Philadelphia Congressman William S. Vare, 1923.
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Credit: From A. K. McClure, Old Time Notes of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. 1903.

Working with contractor William Flinn, Chris Magee (1848-1901) built a political machine that ruled Pittsburgh unchallenged from the 1870s into the early 1900s, and that made both Magee and Flinn very rich men.

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