Kansas State University

Robert C. Blount, FBI agent who worked on Alger Hiss spy case

Robert C. Blount, FBI agent who worked on Alger Hiss spy case

Robert C. Blount, a retired FBI special agent who early in his career was assigned to the Alger Hiss spy case and later spent more than 20 years in the bureau's Baltimore field office, died May 17 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson.

He was 95.

The son of Clyde Dudley Blount, a rancher and bank cashier, and Jessie Chaffee Blount, a teacher and homemaker, Robert Chaffee Blount was born in Larned, Kan., and in 1923 moved with his family to Jetmore, Kan., where he graduated in 1939 from Jetmore High School.

After studying at Kansas State University for two years, Mr. Blount transferred to the Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelor's degree in...

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