Files on Arthur F. Sampson

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1249472-000
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents pertaining to Arthur F. Sampson, former head of the General Services Administration. Sampson died on March 13, 1988. Proof of death is not required because it was widely reported at the time. See the New York Times obituary here:

"Arthur Francis Sampson, who led the General Services Administration for three years in the Nixon and Ford Administrations, died Sunday. He was 61 years old and lived in Falls Church, Va.

He collapsed on a tennis court and was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., a Washington suburb, where he was pronounced dead."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Zack Sampson

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Sampson,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at or If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 25, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249472-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Sampson,

The above request was closed on 3-5-2014 because you did not respond to our cost letter and/or pay the required search fees.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Hux, Vicki L. (RMD) (FBI)

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson - I am contacting you on this request since it is one of our older cases. The purpose for this email is to find out if you are still interested in the continued processing of this material. Please advise via a response to this email or a phone call to me at the number below. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks, Vicki

Vicki L. Hux
Supervisory Government Information Specialist