Weldon Kennedy

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Person.png Weldon Kennedy   C-SPANRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, deep state functionary)
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BornSeptember 12, 1938
DiedJune 13, 2020 (Age 81)
FBI agent who led the "investigation" of the 1994 Oklahoma City bombing.

Employment.png Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

In office
August 8, 1995 - February 1997
Appointed byLouis Freeh
Appointed by Freeh just after the FBI's OKC "investigation".

Weldon Lynn Kennedy[1] was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 33 years, and led the investigation of the 1994 Oklahoma City bombing.

Weldon Kennedy led the FBI's "investigation" into the OKC bombing of April 1995. Asked whether he expects more incidents of domestic terrorism, Mr. Kennedy replied: "Unfortunately, I would say yes. That is a concern of all law enforcement."[2] Nearly 4 months later than the OKC investigation, FBI director Louis Freeh appointed Kennedy as his deputy director by, calling him "superbly qualified."[2]


After working as an Lieutenant in the United States Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence from 1959 to 1963, Weldon joined the FBI in 1963. In 1987, he earned fame as the special agent in charge during a riot at United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, where he negotiated a 13-day takeover. He was also Special Agent in charge of the arrests and investigation of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols of the Oklahoma City bombing.

In August 1995, he was appointed Deputy Director by Director Louis J. Freeh. In February 1997, Kennedy retired and was succeeded by William Esposito, but only for a few months. Thomas J. Pickard assumed the office officially after Esposito.

He retired as the FBI's No. 2 in command, Deputy Director, in February 1997.[3]

After leaving the FBI, Kennedy was hired as Vice Chairman of Guardsmark by Ira A. Lipman. [4]


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