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What Famous Politician Was Buried in the Snow During the Blizzard of 1888?

One-time Republican presidential hopeful, 59-year-old Roscoe Conkling, fell into a snowdrift in Union Square after refusing to pay an exorbitant sum for a cab. Stuck for twenty minutes, Conkling freed himself, but collapsed and died from the effects a month later, one of 400 in the Northeast who died in the most grievous natural disaster to befall New York City.

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