Former FBI agent Paul Daly '62 was honored by the Martin Institute's St. Thomas More Law Society on Wednesday, April 11 in Boston's Moakley Court House. The St. Thomas More Law Society is Stonehill's student-run pre law organization and each year students honor a Stonehill alumnus for their dedication to public service and the law. Society President Michelle Virshup '12 presented Daly with the citation.
Daly spent 32 years in the FBI, serving as Special Agent in charge of two regional bureaus in Albany, NY and Charlotte, NC and as Deputy Assistant Director of Investigations. He was also involved in the first FBI/DEA Senior Executive Service Exchange, an innovative program designed to improve the relationship between the two critical federal law enforcement agencies.
As an FBI agent, Daly witnessed some of the most significant events and personalities in contemporary history. He was involved in the negotiations between the House of Representatives and the FBI over documents detailing the investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
Daly was also one of two people responsible for overseeing the inventory of personal files removed from the residence of the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
During his time at Stonehill, Daly was a member of the baseball team while majoring in history. He went on to earn his law degree from Boston University Law School in 1965, the same year he began his career with the FBI.
For more than three decades, Daly has supported Stonehill and in June, Daly will celebrate his 50th class reunion where he and his classmates will be inducted into the College's Pillar Society.
Earlier this year, when presented with the opportunity to give a scholarship from the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation to any college or university, he awarded Stonehill's Kirstin Vinal '14, a criminal justice major, the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship.
The St. Thomas More Law Society at Stonehill is named for Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), an English lawyer, author, and statesman. In 1935, 400 years after his death, More was canonized in the Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI and later declared the patron saint of lawyers and statesmen.
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