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“The Case That Never Dies – The Lindberg Kidnapping”

PERTH AMBOY – The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum is pleased to announce that Lloyd C. Gardner, Ph.D., Professor of History at Rutgers University, distinguished lecturer, American historian and author and editor of 16 books, will be guest speaker on March 4, at 2 P.M.. To comfortably accommodate attendees, this event will be held off site. The theater of the new Perth Amboy YMCA located at 357 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 will be the venue. A minimum $5. donation is requested and Vopak Terminal is sponsoring refreshments following the lecture.

Professor Gardner will speak on the subject of his book by the same name, printed by Rutgers Press:

Gardner will describe the case, built mostly with circumstantial evidence. Learn the importance of the role Perth Amboy resident David T. Wilentz, then Attorney General of New Jersey and Chief Prosecutor at the 1935 Lindbergh kidnapping trial, played in the often-disputed execution of Bruno Hauptmann in the electric chair, April 3, 1936. For many years David T. Wilentz and his distinguished family resided in the grand and impeccably restored 1908 Colonial Revival house at the corner of High Street and Harrison Place.

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