Beginning of the End: The Chattanooga Trial of Jimmy Hoffa

Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Maury Nicely
In person & Online
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am

In Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

Online Reservations
Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live.

In 1964, notorious Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa was put on trial in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for jury tampering. The trial would set into motion events that would ultimately result in Hoffa’s disappearance a decade later, in 1975. The six-week trial, probably the most notorious to ever occur in Chattanooga, was beset with allegations of government surveillance, wiretapping, juror misconduct, fabricated testimony, Cuban gunrunning, threats of assassination, and even the procurement of prostitutes for jurors by the federal government. In this brown bag talk, Maury Nicely, the author of Hoffa in Tennessee: The Chattanooga Trial That Brought Down an Icon (UT Press), will share the lively story of the “Hoffa trial,“ its beginnings, and its aftermath.

About the Speaker
Maury Nicely is a Chattanooga attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of employment litigation and labor law, He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Maury is also an avid historian. He is the author of the Chattanooga Walking Tour & Historic Guide (2002), the East Tennessee Walking Tour & Historic Guide (2011), and Hoffa in Tennessee: the Chattanooga Trial That Brought Down an Icon, which was published in 2019 and discusses the 1964 trial of Jimmy Hoffa in Chattanooga. He is currently putting the finishing touches on Forging a New South: The Biography of Civil War General John T. Wilder, which is expected to be published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2023. 
Maury has served on the boards of the Chattanooga History Center, the Chattanooga Arts & Education Council, the East Tennessee Historical Society, Preserve Chattanooga, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, Chattanooga Downtown Rotary, and the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. His wife, Jennifer, is the president of the CHI Memorial Hospital Foundation. He has two sons, one of whom is a junior in high school, and the other a sophomore at the College of Charleston.