Herman Frank Cash

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Herman Frank Cash (July 25, 1918February 7, 1994) was suspected to have been a fourth co-conspirator in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963.


At the time of the bombing, Cash was married to Myrtle Cash and had had two children, both of whom were in their twenties. He was a truck driver for Dixie-Ohio Express Company. Cash was a member of United Klans of America, a Ku Klux Klan organization.

Bombing role

Although officially named by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a suspect as early as 1965, Cash was never formally charged with any crime. He maintained his innocence and passed a polygraph test given by the FBI. Acquaintances claimed that Cash was too nervous to be capable of committing a crime of the magnitude of the bombing. The other suspects named by the FBI, Robert Chambliss, Bobby Frank Cherry, and Thomas Blanton, Jr, were all convicted of the bombing.

Cash died in 1994 in Pinson.