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Encyclopedia > James P. Hoffa

James Phillip Hoffa (born May 19, 1941), is the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He is the only son of Jimmy Hoffa who was also a president of the Teamsters. May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Teamsters logo. ... James Riddle Hoffa (known as Jimmy Hoffa; born 14 February 1913; disappeared 30 July 1975) was a noted American labor leader who is also well-known in popular culture for the mysterious circumstances surrounding his still-unexplained disappearance and presumed death. ... Teamsters logo. ...


Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hoffa established himself as a leader as early as his high school years while attending Cooley High School. There, he became a member of the National Honor Society and an all-city and all-state football player. Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Hockey Town Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... Cooley High School is a secondary school located in Detroit, Michigan which resides within the Detroit City School District. ... Started in 1921, the National Honor Society, or NHS, is an organization whose intent is to recognize middle and high school students in the United States. ...


Hoffa holds a degree in economics from Michigan State University (1963) and a law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Michigan Law School (1966). Hoffa was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to work in the Michigan State Senate as an aid to senate and house members doing constituent relations and research. It is to be noted that Hoffa is a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Buyers bargain for good prices while sellers put forth their best front in Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) annually ranks among the top ten national fraternities for number of chapters and total number of members. ...


Hoffa was an attorney for the teamsters from 1968 to 1993. A member of the teamsters since his 18th birthday (1959), he ran for president in 1996, losing to Ron Carey. He became president of the teamsters on March 19, 1999, after Carey was barred from running for his role in Teamstergate. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Ron Carey (March 22, 1936 -) is a former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Carey was elected general president of the Teamsters in 1991, in the first secret ballot rank and file election in the history of the union. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Teamstergate was the name the news media placed on an apparent money swap between the 1996 Bill Clinton presidential campaign and the Ron Carey campaign to be reelected as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. ...


Hoffa has a wife, Virginia, and two sons, David and Geoffrey.


External links

  • Biography at teamster.org
  • James P. Hoffa on NPR

 
 

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