Reinhold Niebuhr Timeline: FBI conducts loyalty investigation of Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr Timeline: FBI conducts loyalty investigation of Niebuhr

1952 FBI Loyalty Investigation Report on Niebuhr

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Report Made At: New York
Date When Made: 1/29/52
Period for Which Made: 1/22,25/52
Report Made By: b7c

Title: REINHOLD NIEBUHR, Consultant WAE - Appointee, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D. C.
Character of Case: LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Synopsis of Facts: [BLACKED OUT], state appointee was
never known to them to be a member of the
CP. [BLACKED OUT] stated that the appointee was
associated with numerous fronts and
[BLACKED OUT] knew of no other person who
had associated with this many fronts who was not
a member of the Party. [BLACKED OUT]
stated appointee's lectures and instructions
were such that Communism was natural consequence.

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