Clyde Tolson

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Person.png Clyde Tolson   History Commons SpartacusRdf-icon.png
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BornClyde Anderson Tolson
Laredo, Missouri, U.S.
Died1975-04-14 (Age 74)
Washington DC
Alma materGeorge Washington University School of Law
"Alter Ego" of his close friend FBI director J. Edgar Hoover

[[|x22px|link=Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation]] Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

In office
1930 - 1972

Flag of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.svg Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
May 2, 1972 - May 3, 1972
Succeeded byL. Patrick Gray

Clyde Tolson, long time #2 in the CIA, was accused by William Pepper of being involved in the assassination of Martin Luther King.[1]

22 May 1900|14 April 1975| 

Related Quotation

William Pepper“that J. Edgar Hoover used his number two, Clyde Tolson, to come into Memphis on a regular basis and liaise with the Dixie Mafia and organize the on the ground killing of Martin King. It shows that Tolson carried $25,000 in, and that money was carried to the prison where James Earl Ray was. He - James - had been profiled and never knew this. That given to the warden, Swenson, and James was allowed to escape, and then he became part of their network. He was under a handler whom he knew as Raoul and who I later came to know as Raoul Coelo. He was an ex Portuguese intelligence officer who lived in Yonkers New York."”William Pepper


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