Introduction: Robert F. Wagner, the Forgotten Mayor
Both the public and academics have largely forgotten three-term mayor Robert F. Wagner (1954–1965). However, his administration institutionalized New York liberalism and created the modern political system. Robert Wagner was one of the most influential mayors in the city’s history.
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