William Goethe (1882 - 1963)

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William Goethe
1882 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
William Goethe was born on May 28, 1882. He died in July 1963 at age 81. We know that William Goethe had been residing in Wisconsin.

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William Goethe died in July 1963 at 81 years old. He was born on May 28, 1882. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Goethe had been residing in Wisconsin.
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In 1882, in the year that William Goethe was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1924, when he was 42 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1930, at the age of 48 years old, William was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1954, William was 72 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1963, in the year of William Goethe's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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Aug 29, 1922 - September 1985
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Oct 22, 1923 - February 1990
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Mar 4, 1924 - Mar 16, 2010
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Nov 2, 1881 - June 1970
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Lawrence S Goethe
May 10, 1909 - Mar 28, 1991
Houston, TX
Joanne Goethe
Jul 15, 1932 - May 1976
Mary Goethe
Apr 22, 1871 - November 1966
Neillsville, Wisconsin
B Goethe
Jun 18, 1987 - December 1987
McMinnville, TN
Melissa A Goethe
Dec 12, 1964 - Aug 6, 2005
Knoxville, TN
Marvin E Goethe
Sep 18, 1936 - Feb 15, 1995
Trinity, TX
John Goethe
May 26, 1920 - Jan 5, 1984
Houston, TX
Robert E Goethe
May 28, 1959 - Dec 28, 2005
Ernest Goethe
Oct 31, 1890 - December 1973
Pittsburg, Texas
Leo Goethe
Jul 24, 1898 - July 1978
Omaha, Nebraska
Edith Goethe
Jun 17, 1888 - January 1978
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dorothy H Goethe
Jul 3, 1909 - Nov 16, 2006
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Oscar Goethe
Aug 31, 1895 - April 1985
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mildred G Goethe
Jun 16, 1922 - Feb 16, 2011
Wailuku, HI
Richard H Goethe
Sep 28, 1920 - May 9, 2001
Colorado Springs, CO
Blanch A Goethe
May 22, 1926 - Mar 31, 1998
Goodridge, MN

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