Boutros Boutros-Ghali served as the U.N. Secretary General in the post-Cold War era after decades as an Egyptian diplomat. His FBI file mostly dates to the beginning of that era, and remains heavily redacted.
New York Times obit: Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former U.N. Secretary General, Dies at 93
New York Times obit: Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, Who Worked Against Nuclear War, Dies at 95
Robert Stigwood was an Australian entertainment producer and executive associated with the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," and more. An FBI attaché in Australia, acting on a request from an undisclosed party, requested a criminal check on Stigwood in mid-1991.
New York Times obit: Robert Stigwood, Entrepreneur of Rock and Film, Is Dead at 81
Mike Oxley served in the House of Representatives, famously lending his name to high-profile anti-fraud legislation following the Enron scandal. He previously served as an FBI officer, and his file contains details from that service, including a personal commendation from J. Edgar Hoover and a cash award for working with an informant.
New York Times obit: Michael G. Oxley, Co-Author of Anti-Fraud Legislation, Dies at 71
New York Times obit: Dale Bumpers, Liberal Stalwart of Arkansas Politics, Dies at 90
Walter Leonard was the architect of Harvard's influential affirmative action plan. His FBI file includes background check records and employment history from a short stint working in a federal prison, including a claim that he was fired from that job in 1955 for orchestrating a push for integration.
New York Times obit: Walter J. Leonard, Pioneer of Affirmative Action in Harvard Admissions, Dies at 86
New York Times obit: Marcus Klingberg, Highest-Ranking Soviet Spy Caught in Israel, Dies at 97
Gene Norman was a music producer and promoter credited with putting some of the century's most famous jazz musicians on a larger stage. The FBI monitored his Cold War-era travel to Poland, where a record he had produced had become so popular that a state entertainment agency extended him an invite.
New York Times obit: Gene Norman, Music Producer With an Ear for Jazz, Dies at 93
Willis Carto was a far-right activist and Holocaust denier whose work was denounced by groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Matt Novak at Gizmodo has done an extensive write-up of the contents of Carto's FBI file.
New York Times obit: Willis Carto, Far-Right Figure and Holocaust Denier, Dies at 89
Licio Gelli was a prominent Italian financier and self-professed fascist who was investigated as the head of a secret society (illegal in his native Italy) and later convicted for bank fraud and a host of other crimes.
New York Times obit: Licio Gelli, Italian Financier and Cabal Leader, Dies at 96
Before Virgil Conway was the chairman of New York City MTA, he was a banker—first for the state, and then as chairman and chief executive of Seaman's Bank. At that time, he also served as an SAC Contact to the FBI; his file consists mostly of communications between him and agents in the Bureau and descriptions of events he and other official contacts attended.
New York Times obit: E. Virgil Conway, Former M.T.A. Chairman, Dies at 85
Luther "Ticky" Burden was a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1976-77. In 1981, he was convicted of taking part in a bank robbery.
New York Times obit: Luther Burden, Former Knick Who Served Time for Bank Robbery, Dies at 62