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.
|1st Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation|
1930 – May 2, 1972
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Mark Felt|
|Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation|
May 2, 1972 – May 3, 1972
|Preceded by||J. Edgar Hoover|
|Succeeded by||L. Patrick Gray (acting)|
Clyde Anderson Tolson
May 22, 1900
Laredo, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||April 14, 1975 (aged 74)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||George Washington University (BA, LLB)|
- 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