Peter Wales Clapp

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Peter Wales Clapp (born October 14, 1946 in Washington D.C.). He was arrested during the Weather Underground Organization "Days of Rage" in Chicago during October, 1969, and his fingerprints were discovered in teh WUO "bomb factory" in San Francisco in March, 1971. Clapp submerged into the WUO underground in early 1970 and continued to function therein.[1]

Students for a Democratic Society

At an unknown meeting, Clapp introduced himself as being a representative of the Students for a Democratic Society National Office in Chicago. Here he spoke about the upcoming "Days of Rage" scheduled to be held in Chicago, October 8 - 11, 1969. He encouraged the attendees to travel to Chicago and participate in teh fight against the "pig power structure". He also stated that "guns would be needed".[1]

While attending Columbia University Clapp became very involved in the SDS and was in teh "thick of things" during the disturbances at Columbia.[1]

Foreign Travel

During the summer of 1969, Clapp traveled to Cuba.

On June 13, 1963, Wales was issued with a passport for a one-year stay in Japan and Taiwan, as a dependent of an "ID" employee. In his application dated June 10, 1963, Clapp indicated he planned to leave from San Francisco, California, on July 1, 1963. The passport was valid for repeated visits to all countries except Albania, Cuba, and those portions of China, Korea and Vietnam under communist control.[1]

Weathermen Flint "War Council"

December 27-31, 1969, about 400 of the national membership of the Weatherman faction of Students for a Democratic Society held a “War Council” at a ballroom dancehall in Flint, Michigan. Posters of a giant cardboard machinegun, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevera, and Fidel Castro hung everywhere.

Among the attendees of the “War Council in Flint" identified by the Flint police department and/or its informant were: Michael Avey, Karen Ashley, Bill Ayers, Edward Benedict, Margaret Bennett, Douglas Bernhardt, Jeff Blum, Harvey Blume, David Chase, Peter Clapp, Judy Clark, Bernardine Dohrn, Diane Donghi, Linda Evans, Brian Flannigan, David Flatley, John Fuerst, Lynn Ray Garvin, Bert Garskof, Michele Garskoff, Mark Glasser, Theodore Gold, Lenny Handlesman, Ann Hathaway, Karen Hardiman, Daniel Hardy, Tom Hayden, Phoebe Hirsch, Arthur Hochberg, Anne Hodges, John J. J. Jacobs, Jeff Jones, Sam Karp, David Klafter, Dianne Kohn, Peter Kuttner, Bradford Lang, Stephen Lang, Karen Latimer, Jonathan Lerner, Naomi Lev, Bradford Long, Alan Maki, Eric Mann, Howard Machtinger, Carol McDermott, L.R. Meadows, Lisa Meisel, Jeff Melish, James Mellen, David Millstone, Russell Neufeld, Diana Oughton, John Pilkington, Edward Purtz, Jonah Raskin, Natalie Rosenstein, Dennis Roskamp, Mark Rudd, Karen Selin, Mark Shapiro, Janet Snider, Mike Spiegel, Jane Spiegelman, Marsha Steinberg, David Sole, Susan Stern, Clayton Van Lydegraf, Cathy Wilkerson and Mary Wozniak[2].



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 FBI Weatherman Underground Summary Dated 8/20/76, Part 2
  2. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, The Weather Underground, Committee Print, January 1975, 126-7