Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Harl Dalstrom

Second Advisor

Dr. Oliver Pollak

Third Advisor

Dr. Jerold Simmons


Talents of flaws in a man's character may go unnoticed until forced into the public's eye by unforeseen circumstances. Samel Pandolfo, a southern-born promoter, influenced many people's lives by his charismatic personality and his business ventures. Pandolfo had a zest for life, and moved frequently through his adult career, touching many communities. His range of interests included teaching, selling insurance, building an automobile manufacturing plant, developing a health food business, and promoting a loan company. While he invested much energy and money into these ventures, they all eventually failed.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1996, Susan Marie Juza

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