Judge Tamm, a native of St. Paul, came to Washington in 1928 and graduated from Georgetown University law school two years later.

He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1930, was appointed assistant director in 1934 and served from 1940 to 1948 as assistant to its Director, J. Edgar Hoover. He was appointed to the United States District Court in 1948 and to the appeals court by President Johnson in 1965.

In a noted 1977 case, Judge Tamm set aside a Federal Communications Commission ruling that seven words, referring to such things as sexual activities and portions of the female anatomy, could not be used by radio stations. He wrote that the F.C.C. order carried the agency into the ''forbidden realm of censorship.''

Judge Tamm leaves his wife, the former Grace Monica Sullivan of Washington; a son, Edward A. Tamm of Amherst, Mass.; a daughter, Grace Escudero of Chevy Chase, Md.; a brother, Quinn Tamm of Kensington, Md., and nine grandchildren.


Special Agent, R. L. Tollett (Raymond L. Tollett) - 1934 - 1937

A native of Oklahoma where he was born, December 9, 1907, Ray was raised in Texas where he resided since 1909.  His first job was with the Murchison Oil Company and he studied law and received his LLB degree in 1932 from Dixie University and was admitted to the Texas bar.  

Not satisfied with that, he studied accounting by correspondence and in the Fall of 1933 became a certified public accountant.  

After three years with the FBI, Ray became secretary-treasurer for Wrightsman Oil Company of Fort Worth, TX. and left that post to take a similar assignment with the Cosden Petroleum Corporation in 1939.  He was eventually elected president.  In 1968 he was known to be Director of the State Spring Bank in Fort Worth.  

Tollett married Iris E. Goodbrake in 1945.  They had two sons, Ray Jr., and Blake and a daughter, Iris Ann.  

Tollett bigest moment in the FBI was his planning and involvement in the capture of gangster, Alvin Karpis in New Orleans with J. Edgar Hoover and others.