The Resource Troutmouth : the two careers of Hugh Clegg, Ronald F. Borne

Troutmouth : the two careers of Hugh Clegg, Ronald F. Borne

Label
Troutmouth : the two careers of Hugh Clegg
Title
Troutmouth
Title remainder
the two careers of Hugh Clegg
Statement of responsibility
Ronald F. Borne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hugh Clegg (1898-1979) was among the most notable Mississippi historical figures during the 1920s through the 1960s. Born in Mathiston, Mississippi, he was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1926 to 1954, during which time he rose to the top leadership and worked directly under Director J. Edgar Hoover and Associate Director Clyde Tolson. In his second career, as executive assistant to Chancellor J. D. Williams at the University of Mississippi from 1954 to 1969, he was in a top leadership position before and during the civil rights crises in the State of Mississippi and at Ole Miss. While with the Bureau, Clegg's responsibilities included leading the search for many of the most dangerous gangsters in the country, including John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, the Barker gang, and Alvin Karpis. He established the FBI's National Training Academy and coordinated the hunt for atom bomb spy Harry Gold, collaborator with German spy Emil Klaus Fuchs. He was sent to England by Director Hoover prior to the outbreak of World War II to study British intelligence agencies. A close friend of many of the leading federal and state elected officials and of members of the US Supreme Court, Clegg was well known to many in power. At the University of Mississippi he was the prime contact between the university and the federal government during the desegregation crises of Clennon King and James Meredith. He was also assigned the lead role in combating the efforts of Mississippi politicians to discredit and remove faculty members when scholars were thought 'too liberal' and therefore a threat to the state.Through a Freedom of Information request from the FBI, author Ronald F. Borne obtained thousands of pertinent documents. In addition, he mined Clegg's oral history and an unpublished book manuscript. Borne interviewed close relations, colleagues, and friends to reveal a portrait of a distinguished, loyal man who significantly shaped the training procedures for the FBI and then mediated the University of Mississippi's conflicts with both state officials and the federal government"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 363.25092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7911.C578
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Troutmouth : the two careers of Hugh Clegg, Ronald F. Borne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- Growing up in Mathiston -- A move to Washington : the early days at the FBI -- Making important contacts -- The tumultuous '30s : kidnappers and gangsters -- John Dillinger and Little Bohemia -- Family life -- The FBI and World War II -- Postwar communism and espionage : Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs and Harry Gold -- The relationship with Hoover -- Leaving the FBI and joining Ole Miss -- Clennon King and Ole Miss "liberals" -- Meredith applies to Ole Miss -- The riot and the aftermath -- Ole Miss accomplishments and retirement -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn895501056
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626745490
Lccn
2014045115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34725192
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895501056
  • pebcs1626745455

Library Locations

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