Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2011 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1942

Government Service/FBI


Professional

  • Civil rights agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBI agent assigned to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - monitored situation in Birmingham, AL
  • FBI agent assigned to investigate assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Federal investigation into gambling that resulted in prison terms for five restaurant employees and Perry Township Police Chief - 1978
  • Captured a felon destined for America's Most Wanted list
  • Appointed Canton City Safety Director - 1982

Honors/Awards

  • Man of the Year Award - Massillon Lions Club - 1981

Education

  • Washington High School - 1942
  • Ohio University - BS Education - 1950
  • FBI Training - 1963

Athletics

  • Voted into Stark County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame for participation in fast-pitch softball - 1985
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