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Oral history with Mr. Hugh H. Clegg, native Mississippian, former assistant director of the FBI and educator

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Creator:Clegg, Hugh H., b. 1898
Title:Oral history with Mr. Hugh H. Clegg, native Mississippian, former assistant director of the FBI and educator
Date:1975 Oct. 1-1975 Oct. 2, 1975 Oct. 23, 1976 July 1
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Oral history. Four interviews conducted on October 1, 2, and 23 of 1975, and July 1, 1976 with Mr. Hugh Clegg at his home in Anguilla, Mississippi. Clegg was born on July 17, 1898 in Mathiston, Mississippi. Clegg graduated from Millsaps College, in Jackson, Mississippi and then went on to George Washington Law School, in Washington, D.C. In 1926, Clegg joined the FBI where he remained for 27 years eventually raising to the position of Assistant Director. After retiring from the FBI in 1954 Clegg accepted a position with the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. Clegg served as Assistant to the Chancellor at Ole Miss during the tumultuous events of the 1960's. The most well known event to occur while Clegg was at Ole Miss was the James Meredith conflict. He explains a plan, which he advanced to enable the two sides to reach agreement without either being embarrassed, but the drastic tactics had already been agreed.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Clegg, Hugh H., b. 1898 | Educators--Mississippi--Anguilla | Educators--Mississippi--Sharkey County | College graduates--Mississippi | College administrators--Mississippi | Universities and colleges--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | University of Mississippi | Millsaps College | George Washington University. Law School | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Mississippi | Anguilla (Miss.) | Sharkey County (Miss.)
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Garvey, Mike | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-02-01
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 99, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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