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Marguerite Smith (1924 - 2006)

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Marguerite Smith
1924 - 2006
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August 15, 1924
Death
April 30, 2006
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Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia 23455
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Marguerite Smith was born on August 15, 1924. She died on April 30, 2006 at age 81. We know that Marguerite Smith had been residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia 23455.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Marguerite Smith passed away on April 30, 2006 at 81 years of age. She was born on August 15, 1924. We have no information about Marguerite's family or relationships. We know that Marguerite Smith had been residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia 23455.
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In 1924, in the year that Marguerite Smith was born, 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 1955, Marguerite was 31 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1967, Marguerite was 43 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1977, when she was 53 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1996, when she was 72 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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