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Subject: ARCHIVE: July 30, 1975 ~It was on this date, infamous controversial labor leader JIMMY HOFFA went missing from the parking lot of Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, a suburb of Detroit, while awaiting 2 underworld crime figures. He was 62. ...


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Date Posted: Monday, July 30, 08:11:28pm


Jimmy Hoffa
[ James Riddle Hoffa ]
(February 14, 1913 disappeared July 30, 1975)


American labor union leader who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in late July 1975, at age 62. From a young age, Hoffa was a union activist and became an important regional figure with the IBT by his mid-20s. By 1952 he had risen to national vice-president of the IBT, and served as the union's general president between 1958 and 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964 with the National Master Freight Agreement. He played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest (by membership) in the United States with over 2.3 million members at its peak, during his terms as its leader. Hoffa became involved with organized crime from the early years of his Teamsters work, and this connection continued until his disappearance in 1975.


...He was convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery and fraud in 1964, in two separate trials. He was imprisoned in 1967 and sentenced to thirteen years. In mid-1971, he resigned as president of the union as part of a pardon agreement with President Richard Nixon; he was released later that year, though barred from union activities until 1980. Hoffa, hoping to regain support and to return to IBT leadership, unsuccessfully attempted to overturn this order.

Hoffa vanished in late July 1975 and was declared legally dead in 1982.

Learn MORE about the controversial infamous labor leader ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hoffa
https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2573

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The irony is not lost with the elusive Mr. Hoffa, that his middle name was "Riddle"! (NT)Ripley's ...Monday, July 30, 08:16:58pm
Still like how his body parts were reportedly mixed into the construction work at the first Giants Stadium (NT)It opened the following yearTuesday, July 31, 05:39:57am


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