Robert Moses Was a Failure in the First 5 Years of His Career

In the early years of his career, Robert Moses—with all of his idealism and arrogance—failed to reform the New York City government and improve efficiency as he proposed. None of his reforms were ultimately taken up and Tammany Hall retook the mayorship from the ‘Boy Mayor’, John Purroy Mitchel the reformist, after three short years.

After his brief stint in local government he was out of a job and bounced between jobs or was fired.

It wasn’t until Belle Moskowitz chose Robert Moses to be her Chief of Staff did his career take off.

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