Herman Frank Cash

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Herman Frank Cash
Born(1918-07-25)July 25, 1918
DiedFebruary 7, 1994(1994-02-07) (aged 75)
Resting placeNorthview Cemetery
Cedartown, Georgia, U.S.[1]
Known forSuspected co-conspirator in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Criminal chargeNone
Criminal statusDeceased
Spouse(s)Myrtle Cash

Herman Frank Cash (July 25, 1918 – February 7, 1994) was suspected to have been a fourth conspirator in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963.


Cash was married to Myrtle Cash and had two children, Carolyn and Maurice. He was a truck driver for Dixie-Ohio Express Company. Cash was a member of United Klans of America, a Ku Klux Klan organization.[2]

Bombing role[edit]

Although officially named by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a suspect as early as 1965,[3] Cash was never formally charged with any crime. He maintained his innocence and passed a polygraph test given by the FBI. Acquaintances claimed that Cash was too nervous to be capable of committing a crime of the magnitude of the bombing.[2]

Cash died in 1994 in Pinson, Alabama.


  1. ^ Eric Brantley (10 May 2014). "Herman Frank Cash". Find a Grave. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Death spares scrutiny of Cash in bomb probe: The Birmingham News Archived 2008-05-26 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Birmingham's painful past reopened: Los Angeles Times

Further reading[edit]

  • Sikora, Frank (2005). Until Justice Rolls Down: The Birmingham Church Bombing Case. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 9780817352684.

See also[edit]