Vivian Gordon

The entire photo page of the March 5 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star consisted of photographs of the murder of Vivian Gordon, a woman who was apparently well-connected to New York’s underworld.


Ms. Gordon had testified at a commission investigating the corruption in the office of New York mayor Jimmy Walker. Shortly after testifying, she was killed. Walker was forced out of office by New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, shortly before Roosevelt became President of the United States.

The Smithsonian Magazine and the History Channel have detailed articles on Ms. Gordon’s death.

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