DeWest Hooker

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Born Lendrum De West Murrelle Jr. changed by adoption to DeWest Hooker[1] also West Hooker and Wes Hooker (June 14, 1918- September 22, 1999) was an associate of George Lincoln Rockwell who founded the American Nazi Party. Hooker convinced Rockwell that an open ‘Nazi’ approach would be needed in facing the Jews directly.

Before Hooker meet Rockwell, he recruited youths in New York City forming the National Youth League.[2] Later he organized the Nationalist Party of the U.S.A. in 1954 to push the Republican Party further to the right.[3] Hooker originally thought to take over the National Renaissance Party in New York but found the group had been thoroughly infiltrated by Jewish interests.[4]

In 1953 Hooker hosted "Facts Forum", a nationalist guest-speaker event based in Larchmont, New York.[5]

Business career

In 1952 became an independent film producer owning several companies.[6]

DeWest Hooker was an oil broker and president of the Independent Refining Cooperative Inc.

In 1957 Hooker left the US to owned and managed a 7- Up franchise in northern Italy.[7]

In the past he produced syndicated television programs.

Personal

DeWest Hooker was born in Memphis and graduated from Cornell University. Hooker has roots that went back to a wealthy New York family.[8] He was once married to Mary Glyde Barbey.

DeWest Hooker is buried at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery in Port Conway, Virginia.[9]

See also

Notes

  1. Descendants of John Beecher 1594-1637
  2. American Fuehrer: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party, by Frederick James Simonelli, page 26
  3. FBI file
  4. FBI file
  5. FBI file of HK Thompson
  6. FBI file
  7. DeWest Hooker: Portrait of a Radical
  8. American Fuehrer: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party, by Frederick James Simonelli, page 26
  9. DeWest Hooker at Find A Grave

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