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George Cassiday: Bootlegger to Congress

  • Aired: 09/22/2011
  • 05:02
  • Rating: NR
Garrett Peck and Fred Cassiday profile George Cassiday, who worked as a bootlegger to Congress from 1920-1930. George Cassiday actually had an office in the House office building and supplied both "wet" and "dry" Congressmen before being arrested in 1930. Afterwards he wrote a tell-all expose for the Washington Post, which helped turn public opinion against the Dry cause.
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A profile of George Cassiday, a bootlegger to Congress during the days of Prohibition.
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