February 4, 2004

Coming Soon.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:35 pm

T.L. Hines will be interviewing Dark Horse Presidential Candidates, starting on Friday or thereabouts. It could prove to be very interesting and/or entertaining. It will be happening here every Friday.

Speaking of Dark Horse Candidates, my personal favorite was Henry Krajewski (pronounced Cry-YOO-ski). He was a pig farmer in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Many years ago, Secaucus actually was the home of many pig farms, and I swear that one can still smell the aftermath today.) He was also a saloon owner.

He ran for President in 1952 as the candidate for the “Poor Man’s Party” and again in 1956 for the “America’s Third Party.” Link. A most colorful character, he spent the rest of his life (he died in 1966) capitalizing on his presidential bids. He was quite a local celebrity and a much sought after speaker, all of which brought lots of business (I am told) to his tavern called “Tammany Hall.” Here is a picture of Mr. Krajewski.

Shortly before he passed away, he spoke at my college. After his speech, he took questions from the audience. One student asked him what his plan was to lessen world hunger. Ol’ Henry replied, “Da solution is simple. In every bundle a wheat we send ova’dere to India we ought to put in a little ‘boit control’.”

Henry Krajewski – Jersey’s favorite Dark Horse.


  1. ‘boit control


    Comment by mtpolitics — February 5, 2004 @ 11:25 am

  2. the dark horse would have been better than the horses ass we had when clinton was in office.

    Comment by chef of da future — February 5, 2004 @ 4:41 pm

  3. I think it’s pronounced Krah-Yeff-Skee judging by the Bernie Witkowski And His Silver Bells 45 (Stella records NY 2033 side A) HAY! KRAJEWSKI! HAY! HAY! (Side B is BEER PARTY POLKA)

    Comment by Bud Batyi — August 1, 2004 @ 11:52 am

  4. I am the great neice of Henry Krajewski and I have to say that it is great that he is remembered so well.

    Comment by michelle krajewski — June 20, 2005 @ 2:39 am

  5. Riding the Hudson Tubes & Pennsy RR from Newark to New York,during the early 50’s,gave me a great view of Henry’s bar in the Jersey meadows. I have never forgotten it. I often tell people of Jerseys Famous Presidential candidate.

    Comment by Tom Dougherty — July 31, 2005 @ 12:23 pm

  6. does anyone know anything about the guy who sold the saloon Tammany Hall to Henry Krajewski? I think he was a man with the name Ell. Please contact me if you do.

    Comment by bob Johnston — August 1, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

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