World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Edwin Atherton

Edwin Atherton
San Francisco Chronicle, 1937
Born (1896-10-12)October 12, 1896
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died August 31, 1944(1944-08-31) (aged 47)
Santa Monica, California
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Glendale, California
Alma mater Georgetown University (1914)
Occupation FBI Agent
Private investigator
Commissioner,
Pacific Coast Conference
(1940–1944)

Edwin Newton Atherton (October 12, 1896 – August 31, 1944) served as a Foreign Service Officer, Pacific Coast Conference in 1940.[1][2]

Born in World War I he served in Italy, Bulgaria, and Jerusalem. After the war, Atherton served in Canada, then resigned from consular duties (March 13, 1925 and served the Department of Justice from 1925 to 1927. He served in New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles and headed the Department of Justice office in San Francisco, California.[3]

His service in the BOI (later FBI) was notable for his having worked on the 1924 capture of a neo-revolutionary army of Mexican nationals under the leadership of General Enrique Estrada at Engineer Springs on the California border. He resigned from the BOI in 1927 and started a private investigating firm in Los Angeles with another former special agent, Joseph Dunn, called Atherton and Dunn.

Atherton's firm was hired to investigate police graft and corruption and wrote the so-called "Atherton Report" on police corruption in the San Francisco Police Department in the late 1930s. [4]

He was paid $40,000 to thoroughly investigate the Pacific Coast Conference in 1938.[5] After two years and the submission of his extensive two-million-word report,[6] he was immediately appointed to head it in January 1940 to carry out his recommended reforms.[1]

Contents

  • Death 1
  • Personal 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Death

After a month-long hospitalization for a gall bladder illness in August 1944, Atherton died at age 47 at Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica, California.[2][7]

Personal

Atherton was survived by his widow, Anzonetta Atherton, whom he had married in October 1942. He was previously married to Elma Atherton, who divorced him in October 1941.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Coast colleges name Atherton boss". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. January 6, 1940. p. 10. 
  2. ^ a b "Edwin Atherton, Coast football czar, dies". Berkeley Daily Gazette. United Press. September 1, 1944. p. 11. 
  3. ^ FBI information on Enrique Estrada capture
  4. ^ 1937 Atherton Report
  5. ^ "Faults of P.C.C. are listed". San Jose News. United Press. January 5, 1940. p. 10. 
  6. ^ "Atherton Report, $40,000 worth, calls a spade a spade for colleges". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. January 4, 1940. p. 13. 
  7. ^ "Coast czar Atherton dies". Eugene Register-Guard. United Press. September 1, 1944. p. 8. 
  8. ^ "Commissioner of football dies in south". San Jose News. United Press. September 1, 1944. p. 11. 


External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.