Leaders of the Ku Klux Klan
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Second Ku Klux Klan
- William Joseph Simmons (1880–1945) was the leader of the second Ku Klux Klan between 1915 and 1922.
- James A. Colescott (1897–1950), Imperial Wizard, 1939-1944. Colescott dissolved the organization after it was hit with a $685,000 lien by the IRS.
- Samuel Green (1889–1949), Imperial Wizard for 1 day.
Other Ku Klux Klan Movements
- Jeff Berry (1968-died 2013)
- Samuel Bowers (1924–2006)
- David Duke (born 1950)
- Virgil Lee Griaaffin (ca. 1944–2009)
- Thomas Robb (born 1946)
- David Wayne Hull
- Johnny Lee Clary (1959–2014), Imperial Wizard in 1989 of the White Knights Organization but subsequently renounced his membership and became an ordained Christian minister speaking against racism and movements such as the Ku Klux Klan.
- Ron Edwards, Imperial Wizard of the Imperial Klans of America.
- Robert Shelton (1930–2003), Imperial Wizard of the now defunct United Klans of America.
- Louis Beam (born 1946)
- Bill Wilkinson, Imperial Wizard of the "Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan", from 1975–1981.
- Don Black (born 1953), formally imprisoned white nationalist and Imperial Wizard, from 1981–1987.
- Eldon Edwards (1909–1960), Imperial Wizard of the KKK from 1953–1960.
- Samuel Roper (1895–1986), law enforcement officer turned Imperial Wizard of the KKK, from 1949–1950. He was preceded by Samuel Green, and was later succeeded by Eldon Lee Edwards.
- Bob Jones (Grand Dragon), Grand Dragon of the United Klans of America in North Carolina from 1963–1967.*
- History of the Ku Klux Klan
- Samuel Green
- Jeff Berry Profile from Terrorism Knowledge Base
- Samuel Bowers convicted of 1966 murders
- Samuel Bowers Bio
- Cunningham, David. Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan. Massachusetts: Oxford Scholarship Online, 2012. Print.