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Rockwell, George Lincoln, 1918-1967



  • Existence: 1918 - 1967

Biographical Note

George Lincoln Rockwell was born in Bloomington, Illinois on March 9, 1918 and was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia on August 26, 1967. Rockwell's parents were vaudeville comedians and actors. They divorced early in his life and he spent his childhood in both Maine and New Jersey as a result. Rockwell attended Hebron Academy in Maine and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1940. Following World War II, he worked in the advertising industry in Maine before returning to military service in 1950 for the Korean War. After his time in the Korean War, Rockwell began to read the writings of Adolf Hitler. In 1959, Rockwell founded the American Nazi Party based on the writings and philosophy of Adolf Hitler. He served as Commander of the party from 1959 until he was assassinated by John Patler in 1967.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Nazi Party Recruiting Materials,

Identifier: Ms-2015-060

This collection includes materials from a membership recruiting packet for the American Nazi Party from c.1966.

Dates: c.1966