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Mayor Lafayette Strong is a lesser member of the so-called "The Four Hundreds", the social élite 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.


Of humble origins, Strong began his commercial career until he decided to engage in political activities due to his successful skills in the field. Having made contact with "The Four Hundred," Lafayette Strong, a Republican, won the recent mayoral elections of 1895, becoming mayor of New York City at the same time as Theodore Roosevelt became Chief of the Police Department.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Mayor Lafayette Strong is a middle-aged man. Of lean build and average height, he is bald and with cerulean eyes. As mayor and part of the New York elite, Mayor Strong wears elegant clothes, fitted with a top hat, a golden pocket watch and a monocle. He is often smoking cigars.

According to Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, Strong has aged considerably since he embarked on a political career; probably, a reminder of how much the pressures of high society weigh on top figures of the City. Mayor Strong is a man whose loyalty is to the "Four Hundred," an élite of influential figures, as he vehemently reminded Roosevelt. In fact, he seems to be totally aware of his position as a pawn in a game much bigger than him.


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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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