James J. Hines Newspaper Clippings from the Trials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
The contents of the clippings vary; there are many photographs and brief news items, but there are also complete transcripts of the court record for full days of the trials, which include testimony, statements by District Attorney Thomas Dewey and Counsel for the defense Martin Littleton, and opinions by Justices Pecora and Nott. The clippings are taken from mostly from the New York Sun, Times, and Herald-Tribune, though other papers and cities are represented, such as the Boston Herald.
Biographical / Historical
Born December 18, 1876
Married Geneva E. Cox, 1904, had three children
1912 won election for N.Y.C. Eleventh Assembly District
1913 became Chief Clerk to the Board of Aldermen
Lieutenant in the Motor Transport Corps during World War I
1920 Won primary in N.Y.C. Eleventh Assembly District
Lost election to become Manhattan borough president , 1921.
August 1938 indicted for protection of the Dutch Schultz mob and for complicity in a lottery or "numbers game"
Sept 12, 1938 mistrial declared by N.Y. Supreme Court Justice Pecora
February 1939 Hines found guilty of all charges in a N.Y. Supreme Court retrial
March 23, 1939 Sentenced to 4-8 years in prison,
September 12, 1944 Hines paroled
d. 26 Mar. 1957
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Hines, James J. Newspaper Clippings from the Trials, 1938-1940: Finding Aid
- Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138
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