The Life of Urbanus E. Jr. Baughman

Urbanus Edmund Baughman Jr. died at the Community Memorial Hospital in Tom's River, NJ on November 6, 1978.

Born in Camden, NJ on May 21, 1905. Mr. Baughman became employed by the Secret Service in 1927. He served in Philadelphia, New York city, Newark, Washington D.C., New York again then became Chief of the Secret Service between 1948-1961, under Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy.

Baughman was the first Secret Service Chief to pen a memoir concerning the office he held, which was entitled Secret Service Chief which was a veritable tell-all on the intricacies and inner workings of the Secret Service and its evolution from a counterfeit detection department to the presidential protection unit.

In 1961 Mr. Baughman retired from government service The 800 papers of Urbanus Baughman were deposited in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas by Mr. Baughman in 1964 and 1971. The collection includes the manuscript and the galleys of the book, and publicity material regarding its publication. The collection also contains biographical information on Baughman, publications and photographs he collected, and electrostatic copies of letters re received.

Mr. Baughman is buried along with his parents and wife Ruth, who died in 2004.

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