Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1913-02-14
Death 1975-07-30
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Jimmy Hoffa was a U.S. union leader. In 1952 he was elected an international vice president of the Teamsters Union, and in 1957 he became international president. Starting in 1957, Hoffa was the subject of government investigations which led to his imprisionment in federal prison in 1967. He retained presidency of the Teamsters. President Nixon commuted Hoffa's sentence in 1971. Hoffa disappeared in July 1975 and was declared legally dead in 1983.

From the description of James R. Hoffa collection. [1959]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848518

James "Jimmy" Hoffa, head of the Detroit Teamsters union was presumably killed by organized crime members.

From the description of Collection, 1954, 1960. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 40419781

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Subjects:

  • Legislators--Correspondence
  • Labor unions--Corrupt practices
  • Labor leaders--Correspondence
  • Mass media--Employees--Labor unions
  • Labor unions

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Michigan--Detroit (as recorded)