Major A. Hart

Date of Birth: 
1886
Date of Death: 
July 16, 1927
Location of Death: 
Rochester, NY

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent Major Hart had conducted a special investigation in Rochester, NY.  While returning to Buffalo, NY, to brief his supervisor, he was involved in an automobile accident, where his Government vehicle overturned.  Agent Hart died at the scene.

Background

Agent Hart joined the Prohibition Unit on April 25, 1923.  He served in offices in Washington, Philadelphia and Buffalo.  He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.

Personal

Agent Hart was born in Eaufula, AL.  He was survived by his wife.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of the Olean Evening Times newspaper article, dated May 25, 1927, titled Poisonous Liquor Flows Into Buffalo
Image of The Kingston Daily Freeman newspaper article, dated June 17, 1927, titled Lone Dry Agent Seizes 2 Stills
Image of The Syracuse Herald newspaper article, dated June 17, 1927, titled Dry Agent Armed with Ball Bat Raids Big Still
Image of The Syracuse Daily article, dated June 16, 1927, with headline Buffalo Dry Head Killed in Crash
Last Reviewed August 19, 2015