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Journalists Memorial Rededication
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News Organization: THE SATURDAY PRESS

Died: 1934


Shotgunned Sept. 6 in Minneapolis by assailants who fired into his car as he listened to a Cubs game on the radio. He had been shot once before by gunmen, in 1927. He was 40 when he was killed and had left his job as a controversial editor crusading against the police chief and "Jew gangsters." He had helped win a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in 1931 -- Near vs. Minnesota -- overturning the state’s "gag law" after officials closed his newspaper as a public nuisance.