James Gavagan

(1918 - 1983)

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James Gavagan
1918 - 1983
Born
August 17, 1918
Death
April 1983
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216
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James Gavagan was born on August 17, 1918. He died in April 1983 at 64 years of age. We know that James Gavagan had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Gavagan passed away in April 1983 at age 64. He was born on August 17, 1918. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family. We know that James Gavagan had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216.

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In 1918, in the year that James Gavagan was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1925, when he was just 7 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1935, he was 17 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1973, James was 55 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1983, in the year of James Gavagan's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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