TOKYO ROSE- Iva Toguri –
Born: July 4, 1916, Los Angeles, CA
Died: September 26, 2006 (aged 90) Chicago, Illinois
Toguri’s trial on eight “overt acts” of treason began on
July 5, 1949, at the Federal District Court in San Francisco.
It was the costliest and longest trial in American history at the time. Toguri was defended by a team of attorneys led by
Wayne Mortimer Collins, a prominent advocate of Japanese-American rights. Collins enlisted the help of Theodore Tamba, who became one of Toguri’s closest friends, a relationship which continued until his death in 1973.