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Prominent Ku Klux Klan Members

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  • Robert Carlyle Byrd (1917 - 2010)
    He was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a Senator from 1959 to 2010 and was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the...
  • James A. Colescott (c.1897 - 1950)
    James A. Colescott (January 1897 – January 11, 1950) was an Imperial Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Under financial pressure from the IRS for back taxes, he disbanded the second wave...
  • Asa Earl Carter (1925 - 1979)
    Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925 – June 7, 1979) was a wild Ku Klux Klan leader, segregationist speech writer, and later famed western novelist. He was most notable for publishing novels and a...
  • Walter Frederick Bossert (1885 - 1946)
    Walter Frederick Bossert (27 April 1885 - 14 January 1946) was Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan for Indiana and 17 other states, from 1924 to 1926. Biography Bossert was born and attended school in...
  • Hugo Black, U.S. Senator, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (c.1886 - 1971)
    Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American politician and jurist. A member of the Democratic Party, Black represented Alabama in the United States Senate from ...

This category contains people whose past or present membership in the Ku Klux Klan has been self-proclaimed or reported by a reliable information source.