James Joseph Rowley
Rowley been working for the Secret Service since 1938 during the days of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration after first joining the FBI in 1936. On June 18, 1964, Rowley provided testimony to the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After the assassination, Secret Service training was regularized and systematized. The James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Maryland is named after him.
Rowley was a Roman Catholic. His brother Francis, was a Catholic priest who belonged to the largest all-male religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, the Jesuits.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (November 3, 1992). "James Rowley, 84, Who Headed Secret Service and Reorganized It". The New York Times. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- Rowley, James J. (September 20, 1988). "Oral History Interview with James J. Rowley; Secret Service agent in charge of the White House detail during the Truman Administration." (Interview). Interview with Neil M. Johnson. Kensington, Maryland. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
- "Testimony of James J. Rowley". Hearings Before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Volume V. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1964. pp. 449–486.
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September 1, 1961 – 1965
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1965 – October 1973
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