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ESSEXVILLE, Mich., July 16 (UPI) -- A battery of police and sheriff's deputies converged on a home in Essexville, Mich., Wednesday in hopes of finding evidence of Jimmy Hoffa.

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Bush names DOJ in honor of RFK

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Jimmy Hoffa
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. shows his unions support at a rally for John Kerry in Las Vegas Nevada, October 26, 2004...(UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (born February 14, 1913 – disappeared July 30, 1975, declared legally dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader and author.

Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union's General President from 1958 to 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964, and played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest single union in the United States, with over 1.5 million members during his terms as its leader. Hoffa, who had been convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud in 1964, was imprisoned in 1967, sentenced to 13 years, after exhausting the appeal process. It was not until mid-1971 that he officially resigned the Teamsters' presidency, an action that was part of a pardon agreement with U.S. president Richard Nixon, in order to facilitate his release later that year. Nixon blocked Hoffa from union activities until 1980; Hoffa was attempting to overturn this order and to regain support.

Hoffa was last seen in late July 1975, outside the Machus Red Fox, a suburban Detroit restaurant.

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