Request for information on individual

John Kirsch filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all information/records on Eugene M. Locke, who passed away on April 28, 1972. (See attached obituary in The Dallas Morning News.)

Mr. Locke was a former U.S. ambassador and deputy U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, leader of the Texas Democratic Party, and a senior partner in the Dallas law firm of Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney and Neely and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor in 1968.

Please search all files for any information about Mary Ferrell, who, reportedly, worked as a secretary for Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney and Neely, starting, perhaps, in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Mrs. Ferrell amassed a large amount of material about the assassination of President Kennedy. Mrs. Ferrell passed away in 2004. Here is a link to her obituary in The Dallas Morning News.

I'm the author of a blog on the Kennedy assassination,

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 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.


John Kirsch

From: John Kirsch

Please find the previously-mentioned material attached.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Kirsch,

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.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.