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Quotation by Elvis Presley
I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large, and I will help best by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and Foremost I am an entertainer but all I need is the Federal Credentials.
Elvis Presley (1935–1977), U.S. singer. Letter, December 19, 1970, to President Nixon, offering Presley's services as a federal agent to work to curb drug abuse by young people.
Elvis was made an agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by Nixon, receiving an enamel shield which, according to biographer Albert Goldman, became one of his most treasured possessions.
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