Walter Liggett Journalist

Walter liggett

Walter W. Liggett (February 14, 1886 – December 9, 1935), was an American journalist. Liggett was a crusading newspaper editor in the Minnesota of the 1930s. Founder of the newspaper Midwest American, he specialized in articles about Minneapolis and Saint Paul organized crime and their political connections. Soon after alleging links between the criminal syndicate of Kid Cann and the administration of Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson, Liggett was beaten up, prosecuted on trumped-up kidnapping and sodomy charges (and acquitted), and finally died after being machine gunned in the alley behind his apartment on December 9, 1935, in view of his wife and two children. His murder remains unsolved. Liggett had a noteworthy career, leaving college after a year and working for a succession of newspapers in Saint Paul, Skagway, Alaska, Washington state, and New York City. In 1929-1930, he vaulted to national prominence with a series of articles for Plain Talk magazine which described the corruption wrought by Prohibition on American cities such as Washington, D.C., Boston and Minneapolis.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 14th, 1886
Date of death
December 9th, 1935 at age of 49
Place of death
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Cause of death

Written work

1.The rise of Herbert Hoover

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1932. at New York City


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