Why Nixon Made Elvis a Member of the FBI

“Sir, I can and will be of any service in order to help the country. I have no other concerns or motives rather than helping the country. So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I ...
... were made a Federal Agent at Large. I will help by doing it my way, communicating with people of all ages.”

On December 21, 1970, Elvis showed up at the entrance gate of the White House, delivering a personal handwritten request to meet Pres Nixon. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/04/elvis-presley-asks-president-nixon-to-make-him-an-fbi-special-agent/
Transcript of Nixon & Elvis White House Meeting https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/nixon-met-elvis/assets/doc_3.1_transcript.html Elvis arrived with a gift for Nixon, a WWII–era commemorative Colt .45.

Elvis was also a Chief Deputy of Shelby County 1976.
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