|Born||May 22, 1945|
|Alma mater||Miami Dade College|
Gary Aldrich (born May 22, 1945) is a former FBI agent and author from Amsterdam, New York. His wife Nina is also an ex-FBI agent, and they have 3 children. Gary graduated from Miami Dade College. He founded the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, whose aim is, "promoting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and supporting the right of citizens to engage in ethical dissent."
Aldrich served in the FBI for 26 years and was assigned to the White House bracketing the Reagan and Clinton Administrations. In his White House post, he was the responsible for background checks for positions including White House Counsel, Chief of Staff, Secretary of State, Attorney General, FBI Director, and other cabinet posts. Prior to his White House assignment, Aldrich held liaison positions in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. From 1969–1986, he served as FBI Special Agent Investigator in Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C.
In 1996, Aldrich authored the #1 New York Times Bestseller Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House (published by Regnery Publishing), on national security lapses he allegedly observed in the Clinton administration. The book was praised in many conservative circles.
In 1997, Aldrich formed a nonprofit organization, The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, to support other federal level whistle-blowers. His first client was Linda Tripp, the White House staff member who reported the extramarital affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky in 1998. The Patrick Henry Center has since supported numerous whistle-blowers reporting fraud and abuse in government. The Center additionally promotes limited government, individual liberty, and constitutional rule of law.
Aldrich's other books are Speak No Evil (a novel, 1998) and Thunder on the Left: An Insider's Report on the Hijacking of the Democratic Party in 2003. Aldrich now writes for conservative publications including WorldNetDaily (weekly) and Townhall.com (bi-weekly).
- Patrick Henry Center biography
- CNN review of Unlimited Access
-  NY Times Ex-F.B.I. Agent Is Cleared on Book Charge May 26, 1997
- Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty: Staff Biographies, retrieved March 24, 2009
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