- Oral History
- Interview with Mr. William F. Dukes
- Caudill, Orley B
Dukes, William F., 1927-
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- Dukes, William F., 1927- --Interviews
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
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- Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 23, 1973 with Mr. William Dukes in his office in Gulfport, Mississippi.Dukes was born in the Sullivans' Hollow area near Raleigh, in Smith County, Mississippi on January 15, 1927.After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Dukes attended Mississippi Southern College, now the University of Southern Mississippi.Upon graduation Dukes earned a BA degree from USM and a L.L.B. from the University of Mississippi.He then went on to be accepted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.After his training was complete Dukes was assigned to the FBI office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.He eventually made it back to Mississippi where he became senior Resident-Agent in charge of the Gulfport office.Dukes was involved in the struggle to prevent organized crime from gaining a foothold on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the "war with the Klan" in civil rights cases.He was instrumental in the apprehension of the alleged killers in the Vernon Dahmer murder case.
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