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Edward L. Doheny, Jr
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes, has tears in the corners and a crease in the upper right corner.
Edward L. "Ned" Doheny, Jr. was born on November 6, 1893 in Los Angeles. He was the son of oil magnate Edward L. Doheny. Doheny was an executive in his father's company and was expected to take charge when his father stepped down. On February 16, 1929, Doheny and his secretary Theodore Hugh Plunkett were found shot to death in Doheny's mansion in Beverly Hills. Officially ruled a murder-suicide, with Plunkett having killed Doheny, controversy surrounded the tragedy. Several theories circulated, especially after the story was out of the papers after thirty-six hours. The word was that Doheny Sr. was "too big to monkey with." It was speculated that Doheny killed Plunkett and then himself, that Doheny's wife killed both men, and that a hired gun may have been responsible. Both men had been implicated in the elder Doheny's Teapot Dome Scandal, the younger men having delivered bribe money to former secretary of the interior, Albert Fall, on behalf of Doheny Sr. Plunkett was set to testify in that case.
Photograph caption dated February 18, 1929 reads "Here is a recent photo of Edward L. Doheny Jr. who was 35 years old and a rising power in the worlds of oil and finance. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California, a member of its board of trustees and president of the Greater Alumni Association."
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1822
Doheny, Edward L.,--Jr
Industrialists--United States
Businessmen--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Portrait photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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