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Jimmy Hoffa Found At Willow Run Airport

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 9:54am

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Old News has unearthed some photos from Jimmy Hoffa's triumphant return to Michigan following his election as President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in October, 1957. Over a thousand Michigan Teamsters [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N186_0115_003|lined up] to welcome 'Jimmy' back home.

Willow Run Airport was awash in [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N186_0115_002|cars] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N186_0115_005|semis]. An [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N186_0115_001|honor guard] preceded Hoffa onto the stage where he [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N186_0115_008|delighted] the crowd with his homecoming speech. The Teamsters presented Jimmy with a Native American [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N186_0115_003|headdress] to symbolize his new leadership role.

Hoffa had delivered a fiery speech at the convention decrying the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_Select_Committee_on_Improper_Activities_in_Labor_and_Management|McClellan Committee] investigation and anti-labor legislation pending in Congress. Mr. Hoffa disappeared on July 30, 1975 three years after his tenure as President of the Teamsters ended.