Clarence M. Kelley

Director of the FBI

Clarence M. Kelley (October 24, 1911 – August 5, 1997) was an American politician. He was the second[1] Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1973 to 1978.

Clarence M. Kelley
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2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
July 9, 1973 – February 15, 1978
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
DeputyJames B. Adams
Preceded byJ. Edgar Hoover
Succeeded byWilliam H. Webster
Personal details
Born(1911-10-24)October 24, 1911
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
DiedAugust 5, 1997(1997-08-05) (aged 85)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Ruby Pickett
(m. 1937; died 1975)

Shirley Dyckes (m. 1976–1997)
EducationUniversity of Kansas (BA)
University of Missouri–Kansas City (LLB)


  1. "Directors, Then and Now". FBI. January 13, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2018.