The American Mafia


Sen. Estes Kefauver

The U.S. Senate's Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, chaired by Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver, did groundbreaking work in the investigation of the American mob. At a time when the FBI denied the existence of a nationwide criminal conspiracy, the Kefauver Committee uncovered the Syndicate's tentacles in every region of the country.

First Interim Report
Aug. 18, 1950

Second Interim Report
Feb. 28, 1951

Third Interim Report
May 1, 1951

Final Report
Aug. 31, 1951

Virgil Peterson Testimony
July 6-7, 1950

Kefauver Biography
U.S. Congress Directory

Kefauver Biography

Kefauver Committee

Kefauver Biography
Tennessee Encyclopedia