James P. Keating (c.1849 – 23 May 1919)

James P. Keating Dead

Ex-Warden of Ludlow Street Jail and Old Tammany Leader

James P. Keating, an old time Tammany Hall district leader and right-hand man of Richard Croker when the latter held sway in Tammany Hall, died in the Post-Graduate Hospital on Friday after an operation. Mr. Keating had held many public offices, including Clerk of the City Court, Warden of Ludlow Street Jail, Clerk of the Court of Special Sessions, and Commissioner of Highways under the administration of Mayor Van Wyck.

Mr. Keating was born in Ireland seventy years ago, and at an early age settled in the old Fourteenth Assembly District of Manhattan, of which Croker was the leader and whom he later succeeded. He was one of the organizers of the National Democratic Club in Manhattan and a member of the Tammany Hall General Committee for many years. He lived at 1,808 Avenue O, Flatbush, and left three sons and two daughters.

Source: James P. Keating Dead, The New York Times, New York, New York, 25 May 1919. Available via the New York Times archives.

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