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Tom Metzger

Tom MetzgerAKA Thomas Byron Linton

Born: 9-Apr-1938

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White supremacist

Military service: US Army (1956-59)

Hosted the cable access show Race and Reason in the 1980s. According to Stephen E. Atkins, Encyclopedia of Modern American Extremists and Extremist Groups, Metzger declared personal bankruptcy after losing a $3M lawsuit filed on behalf of the Seraw Family (victims of a Portland, Oregon skinhead beating) by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The judgment was upheld on appeal in 1993.


[1] "Once I was a conservative, once I was a liberal, once I was a libertarian. I got sick of those labels, so even though I'm not too happy with labels, I finally said, Well, I'm a racist." -- San Diego State University (1980)

Father: Thomas Linton (draftsman)
Father: Cloice Metzger (adopted father)
Mother: Willodean Rickel
Wife: Kathleen Murphy ("Kathy", m. Oct-1963, d. 4-Mar-1992 lung cancer)
Daughter: Carolyn (b. 1964)
Daughter: Dorraine (b. 1965)
Son: John Metzger (b. 1968)
Daughter: Lynn (b. 1969)
Daughter: Rebecca (b. 1983)
Daughter: Laurie (b. 1984)
Girlfriend: Mary

    High School: Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw, IN (1956)

    Ku Klux Klan (1975-80)
    Douglas Aircraft 1962-64
    American Independent Party
    John Birch Society
    National Right to Work Committee
    Adopted by Cloice Metzger (1963)
    Converted to Catholicism 1963
    Converted to Atheism formerly Catholic
    Bankruptcy
    Conspiracy Los Angeles, CA (3-Dec-1983), acquitted (1991)
    Represented Self in Court May-1991
    Unlawful Assembly Los Angeles, CA (3-Dec-1983), convicted (1991)
    Deported from Canada to the United States (2-Jul-1992)
    Assisted by the ACLU
    White Supremacists

Is the subject of documentaries:
Louis and the Nazis, 2003, DETAILS: segment, Louis Theroux


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