Clyde Tolson

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Clyde Tolson
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1st Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
1930 – May 2, 1972
PresidentHerbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMark Felt
Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
May 2, 1972 – May 3, 1972
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byJ. Edgar Hoover
Succeeded byL. Patrick Gray (acting)
Personal details
Born
Clyde Anderson Tolson

(1900-05-22)May 22, 1900
Laredo, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 14, 1975(1975-04-14) (aged 74)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
EducationGeorge Washington University (BA, LLB)

Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was the second-ranking official of the FBI from 1930 until 1972. He is best known as the protégé and long time top deputy of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. He was Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for one day in May 1972.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Associate Director Tolson's personnel records and copies of memoranda at FBI's FOIA Website
  • "Clyde Tolson". Find a Grave. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  • Clyde Tolson on IMDb