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Gov. Hughes Orders All-Out Probe of Union Murder

May 27, 1963 - An all-out investigation by the New Jersey state police into the cold-blooded Hoboken murder of maverick Teamsters shop steward Walter Glockner was ordered today by Governor Richard Hughes. “I was quite shocked at the brutality of the offense, and I want the state police to assign as many men as are necessary to force the issue and bring the case to a close,” Gov. Hughes declared in the Trenton State House. Hughes referred to the murder of the 27-year-old Mr. Glockner as a “shocking thing, particularly in view of the fact that this man was about to be interviewed by the Justice Department in connection with a case on trial.” Mr. Glockner, who was gunned down outside his home on Bloomfield St., was elected a shop steward of Union City Teamsters Local 560 last January on a ticket opposed to the leadership of Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano. He had been slated to appear as a prosecution witness at Provenzano’s extortion trial now on in Newark Federal Court.


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