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John Offermann (1898 - 1968)

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John Offermann
1898 - 1968
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June 3, 1898
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March 1968
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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John Offermann was born on June 3, 1898. He died in March 1968 at 69 years of age. We know that John Offermann had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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John Offermann passed away in March 1968 at age 69. He was born on June 3, 1898. We are unaware of information about John's family. We know that John Offermann had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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In 1898, in the year that John Offermann was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1924, he was 26 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1933, he was 35 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1955, by the time he was 57 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1968, in the year of John Offermann's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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