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Sue for Bob
Blackman or DeLong?
Tue Mar 13, 2018 20:00

Bob, did you hear the proclamation from Blackman's daughter that her father, Samuel Blackman, was the first reporter up at the Lindbergh estate?

That would really be Blackman's foremost claim to fame in the Lindbergh kidnapping, and it would have been repeated again and again if it were so. (Blackman also witnessed Hauptmann's execution?)

And did Samuel Blackman, himself, tell people over the decades after the Lindbergh kidnapping that HE was the first journalist to arrive at the house?

The suggestion to do a Special Edition on tbe Lindbergh kidnapping for the Princeton Recollectors came from Edmund DeLong -- it was HIS idea in June of 1976!

The Spring Princeton Recollector had this praise for Edmund DeLong:

"DeLong was singularly qualified as he was the first reporter to reach the Lindbergh estate on the night of the crime --
his AP front page story appears within." (For Ed DeLong's account see page 12 of the Spring 1977 Princeton Recollector, Volume II, No. 9)

  • the interview that wasn'tbob mills for sue, Tue Mar 13 05:00
    Never did, Sue. Only spoke to his daughter Ann, who was very pleasant. She did tell me that he believed in Hauptmann's guilt.
    • Blackman or DeLong? — Sue for Bob, Tue Mar 13 20:00
      • blackmanbob mills for sue campbell, Wed Mar 14 11:29
        Sue, I don't remember if Ann Blackman made that claim or not. I do remember, after his death, that Samuel Blackman was referred to in the press, and/or online, as having been the first to arrive at... more
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