FBI Files: Politicians
FOIA Document Archive
Politician FBI Files
It comes as no surprise, as celebrities and gangsters were being watched -- so were the politicians. The following is a list of released records.
- Black, Hugo - [ File #1 | File #2 ] - Hugo Black was a U. S. Senator from 1927 until 1937. He was appointed an Associate Supreme Court Justice in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Shortly before his death in 1971, he resigned from the Supreme Court. The FBI records reflect several threats against Justice Black, as well as cordial correspondence between him and FBI Director Hoover and numerous newspaper articles.
- Dies, Martin - [ File #1 ] - This Congressman from Texas was known as the founder of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The FBI file contains correspondence between him and J. Edgar Hoover, as well as the results of investigations regarding potential extortion violations.
- Kennedy Jr., John F. - [ File #1 ] - Although John F. Kennedy Jr., was not the subject of an FBI case, investigations were conducted when the FBI learned of alleged plots to kidnap the former President's son in 1985 and 1995. Files also contain a reference to laboratory examinations in 1994 to determine the true writer of a threatening letter received by a United States Senator. The letter was written by an unknown person and signed, "John F. Kennedy, Jr."
- Kennedy, Joseph P. - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | | File #7 | File #8 ]
- Kennedy, Robert F. - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9 | File #10 | File #11 | File #12 | File #13 | File #14 ] - Background investigation of Robert F. Kennedy conducted in 1951 in connection with his employment as an attorney with the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. He was appointed Attorney General in 1961 and served as a United States Senator 1965-68.
- Kennedy, Robert F. (Assassination Summary) [139 Pages, 7.9mb] - Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles, California, after winning the California primary for the upcoming Presidential election. Sirhan Sirhan is serving a life sentence for the commission of the crime.
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