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Mayor Lafayette Strong is a member of the so-called "The Four Hundred", the social elite of New York City in the late 19th century. Implicated in the corruption of public offices, he puts pressure on Commissioner Roosevelt.

He's a guest starring character portrayed by Peter McRobbie.


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Memorable QuotesEdit

Mayor Strong: "Just remember, The Four Hundred are too important to this city to suffer the public humiliation of having one of their own arrested for murder."
Mayor Strong: "There's been suspicion cast on a member of a certain family a most important family. They've come to me in hopes that the matter can be attended to privately."
Roosevelt: "If the matter is murdered children, then it will be attended to in accordance with the law."
Mayor Strong: "Just as you're aware of who put you in your position, Theodore, I'm aware of who put me in mine. The papers may be rife with falsehoods, but they can sow the seeds of discontent."
Roosevelt: "What would you have me do?"
Mayor Strong: "Let the family take care of it. Are we clear?"
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  • He's an in-universe depiction of William Lafayette Strong (March 22, 1827 – November 2, 1900) who was the 90th Mayor of New York City from 1895 to 1897. He was the last mayor of New York City before the Consolidation of the City of Greater New York on January 1, 1898.

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