William M. Chaney oral history
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The transcript also contains a picture of Chaney wearing his Klan regalia.
- Chaney, William Marshal, 1922-2002 (Interviewee, Person)
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Chaney joined the Klan in the early 1960s and quickly advanced at the local and natioanl level until he became Grand Dragon of Indiana. In October 1976, Chaney was convicted of possession of an unregistered explosive device and throwing it at a building in connection with the firebombing of the Naegele Outdoor Advertising Company in May 1976. After several appeals, on May 26, 1979 he was sentenced to five years in prison with five years probation.
Chaney died on May 27, 2002 and was buried in Mills Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky.
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Findagrave.com. "William M. Chaney, Sr." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed November 2, 2019. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65473458/william-m-chaney.
"William M. Chaney Sr." Obituary. Franklin Daily Journal, May 29, 2002.
Smulevitz, Howard. "Klan's Chaney Gets 5 Years in Prison." The Indianapolis Star, May 26, 1979, 49.
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