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

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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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creatorOf International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 407 (Cleveland, Ohio). Records 1960-1976. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
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creatorOf Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-. Clipping collection, 1957-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. President's Office. Labor racketeering files of Presidential Assistant Les Finnegan, 1951-1958 (bulk 1957). Rutgers University
referencedIn James R. Hoffa Documentation Collection 1954-1976. George Washington University
referencedIn Freedom Forum. Freedom Forum records, 1959-1978. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection, 1943-1975 George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Kaiser, Anthony. Papers, 1946-1979. Wayne State University
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referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Herbert Brownell
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creatorOf Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-. Collection, 1954, 1960. Clarke Historical Library
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referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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creatorOf Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-. James R. Hoffa collection. [1959]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
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referencedIn McClellan, John L. (John Little), 1896-1977. John L. McClellan Collection, 1922-1977. Ouachita Baptist University, Riley-Hickingbotham Library
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referencedIn Steinberg, Lawrence N. Lawrence N. Steinberg photographs. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Mollenhoff, Clark R., 1921- . Papers, 1936-1990. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn White, Walter, 1906-. Oral history interview with Walter White, 1975 April 16, 18, 21, 23 and 1975 May 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn George E. MacKinnon papers., 1927-1995. Minnesota Historical Society.
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referencedIn International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 833 (Kohler, Wis.). UAW Local 833 records, 1897-1965, (bulk 1933-1960). Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban Affairs
referencedIn Lawrence N. Steinberg papers, 1936-1969 and 1996 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America records, 1950-1970, 1959-1969 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Detroit (Mich.)
Michigan--Detroit
Subject
Legislators--Correspondence
Labor unions--Corrupt practices
Labor leaders--Correspondence
Mass media--Employees--Labor unions
Labor unions
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Birth 1913-02-14

Death 1975-07-30

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