"Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith" was an American statesman who was elected List of Governors of New York/Governor of New York four times and was the History of the United States Democratic Party/Democratic United States presidential election, 1928/U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement/efficiency-oriented Progressive Movement and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. He was also linked to the notorious Tammany Hall machine that controlled New York City's politics; was a strong opponent of Prohibition in the United States/Prohibition and was the first Catholic nominee for President. His candidacy mobilized Catholic votes—especially women who previously had not voted. It also mobilized the anti-Catholic vote, which was strongest in the South.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Al Smith on Wikipedia.