Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979
- Existence: 1891 - 1979
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Overview Father Charles Edward Coughlin, born in 1891, was a charismatic Roman Catholic priest who used his radio addresses and magazine to promote his own brand of social justice during the 1930s and early 1940s. He was a controversial figure who denounced President Franklin D. Roosevelt and capitalism, hated communism, was openly anti-Semitic, and embraced fascism and a corporate state as a solution to worldwide economic depression. He used the media so successfully and became so powerful that not...