Joseph Force Crater

Joseph Force Crater
Joseph Force Crater
  • Born: January 5, 1889
  • Died: August 6, 1930
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Justice New York Supreme Court For New York County

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Joseph Force Crater was a New York State Supreme Court Justice who vanished amid political scandal. He was last seen leaving a restaurant on West 45th Street in Manhattan, and entered popular culture as one of the most mysterious missing persons cases of the twentieth century. Despite massive publicity, the case was never solved and was officially closed 40 years after he disappeared. His disappearance fueled public disquiet about New York City corruption and was a factor in the downfall of the Tammany Hall political machine.

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