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(Sociology) (in the US)a person with the rank of an officer in the Ku Klux Klan
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(ˈkli gəl)

an official of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Wallace, a former Chief Kleagle for the Klan in Oregon, attempted to organize a Klan in Winnipeg.
Fry, a former Kleagle who later authored a book about his experiences in the Klan--The Modern Ku Klux Klan--labeled the organization anti-Catholic and antisemitic and explained that such intolerance influenced his decision to leave the organization.
What the people who gathered at Newaygo's Park Theater heard on the night of Wednesday, September 5 was likely a polished presentation at an event organized by Cyril Waters, a local man who had worked as a carpenter, traveled to Indiana, and returned as the Kleagle for Newaygo County.
Then there are his cronies - the Imperial Kleagle, the Grand Kligrapp and the Grand Kludd.
It was split three ways -- $4 to the recruiter, $6 to regional headquarters, divided between the King Kleagle and the national headquarters.
Lawson claimed the local leaders had earmarked all the church's collection money for a new Klan building and a new car for the local Kleagle. At the end of December 1924, Lawson resigned from the Klan and complained that he was being threatened.
Price informed Edgar Ray Killen, the Neshoba County Klan kleagle (recruiter), of the arrest.
Keep in mind that the same filibustering Democrats revere Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), who was a kleagle in the Klan.
On July 27, 1932, a headline to the article read "Kluckers Klash Kloncerning Kash Kollected by Kleagle," with the subheading, "In Other Words--Klansmen Want to Know What 'Ex-Cleric Maloney is Doing With Their Money." Then in late 1932 Maloney was charged with break and enter and insurance fraud in Edmonton and was fined and sentenced to two months in jail.
Price then contacted Edgar Ray Killen, the "kleagle" (or recruiter) for the Neshoba County Klan.
Lott politically lynched, probably by the senior senator from West Virginia in his position as senior kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan a few years before the 100-year-old senator was running for president.
No sooner had I walked out of the court room when I tore open the letter and saw that it was addressed to the Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan.