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  • Of course a fellow has got to start in modestly, but I may say, sotto voce, that I expect to run for alderman next fall.
  • He got an extra appropriation from the Board of Aldermen; he bullied all the churches and associations into co-operation; he made the newspapers promise to publish three columns of praise each day.

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  • aldermen usually represent city wards
  • Mary Whitney said she [Mrs. Parkinson] ought to have been the Alderman herself, as she was the better man.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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