James J. P. McShane
He was born in 1909 in New York City.
As head of the Executive Office for U.S. Marshals, he supervised federal agents during the Freedom Rides of 1961, but is most known for his role in leading the federal agents who escorted James Meredith, the first African American student at University of Mississippi in 1962.
Before being a U.S. Marshal, he worked for the Senate's select McClellan Committee, was chief of security and the personal bodyguard for President John F. Kennedy and a New York City Police Department homicide detective.
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- "James McShane, Chief Marshal Who Escorted Meredith, Is Dead. Entered U. of Mississippi in 1962 With First Negro After Resistance by the State". New York Times. 1968-12-24.
- "The Personal Papers of James J.P. McShane (1909-1968)". John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved 2009-04-30.