Bardwell DeWitt Odum

Leslie Sharp filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Leslie Sharp

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Bardwell Dewitt Odum served 26 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and in 1963 he was based in Dallas, Texas. OBITUARY: Odum, Bardwell DeWitt Age 91, died in Dallas, Texas on May 20, 2010. He was born on May 31, 1918 in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1934, where he met the love of his life, Mildred Lucille Cocke. He attended Lon Morris Junior College and The University of Texas, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1940. He was a lifelong runner and competed as a member of The University of Texas track team. He served 26 years as a special agent in the FBI. He loved the FBI and had numerous interesting stories to tell. After his retirement in 1968, he practiced law for many years, mainly as chief counsel for the Gibson Discount Corporation. The legal work at Gibson was challenging and he was highly successful, enjoying a mutual respect and admiration with the Gibsons. He also enjoyed traveling all over the world with Mildred and family. He was a member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. He is survived by 4 children: Anne Wilkins Odum Stoops(Glenn); Charles Bardwell Odum(Gloria); Margaret Eugenia Odum Frindell (Wayne); and Jeanne Elizabeth Odum Cain. Also survived by 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers Arthur Milton Odum and William Thomas Odum. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mildred Lucille Cocke Odum, and a son David Keith Odum. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Restland Funeral Home. Services will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, May 28, 2010 in Wildwood Chapel at Restland Cemetery.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Leslie Sharp

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.