Edward Scheidt to Dan Tompkins

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Yustin Riopko (Creator)
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Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Brian Gastle

Abstract: Dan Tompkins was born in Webster, NC in 1890. He graduated from high schoolin Waynesville and studied law at Wake Forest College. The Jackson County Journalstarted up in 1906, and Tompkins became its editor in chief in 1912. He served in themilitary in 1917 and 1918 during World War I, during which time he was part of theoffensive that broken the Hindenburg line at Ballicourt, France (Jackson CountyGenealogical Society). After his honorable discharge, Tompkins returned to his job at theJournal and was elected Mayor of Sylva. He was Jackson County’s representative to theGeneral Assembly in 1933, 1939, and 1943. Edward Scheidt was an FBI special agentstationed in central North Carolina at the time this letter was written.This letter is apparently in response to a letter from Tompkins to Scheidt. Scheidtresponds to Tompkins regarding a man named Arthur Otto Weidelich. The original letteris still unknown. This response is ominously vague, only making clear that the FBI wasalready watching Weidelich closely and would continue to do so.

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Language: English
Date: 2018

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