William Sloane Coffin

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Reverend William Sloane Coffin, minister of the church, civil rights campaigner and peace activist: born New York 1 June 1924; CIA Officer 1950-53; ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church 1956; Chaplain, Yale University 1958-76; married first 1956 Eva Rubenstein (one son, one daughter, and one son deceased; marriage dissolved 1968), second 1969 Harriet Gibney (marriage dissolved 1976), third Virginia Randolph Wilson; died Strafford, Vermont 12 April 2006.

Proof of death is not required as his death of widely reported on by media at the time:


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.


Joseph Lloyd

From: Joseph Lloyd

In addition please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices with all the names and events I have mentioned.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.