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Rev Charles Edward Coughlin

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Rev Charles Edward Coughlin

Religious Figure. He began his weekly radio show in 1926 as a forum for traditional Catholic sermons with a special emphasis on children's messages. His programs became increasingly political, calling for increases in real wages and supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaign for president. After Roosevelt's election, Coughlin became disenchanted with the New Deal, seeing it as basically capitalist and contrary to his notions of social justice. His homilies against capitalism (and communism) eventually turned Anti-Semitic, and Coughlin followers would hold rallies with slogans like "send the Jews back in leaky boats". At his peak, Coughlin had over 30 million listeners and received 400,000 letters per week. He discontinued his
radio broadcasts in 1940, and his archdiocese banned him from public life for the duration of World War II.

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  • Added: 5 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6012010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Charles Edward Coughlin (25 Oct 1891–27 Oct 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6012010, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .