John "Old Smoke" Morrissey. The Tammany politico and gangster was one of the toughest bare knuckles brawlers of pre-Civil War NYC and founded the Saratoga Springs track. Served in Congress and died a very wealthy man. His crew murdered Bill Poole, though not on his orders. He and Poole had a bitter blood feud based on Poole's nativist sentiments.
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