Alfred E. Eddy
August 29, 1916 – August 3, 2001
Alfred E. Eddy, 84, who worked for the FBI for 30 years before retiring in 1971 as chief of its fugitive section, died of cancer August 3 at Suburban Hospital. He lived in Potomac.
He joined the FBI as a special agent in 1941 and served in its Midwest and San Francisco offices before transferring to Washington in the late 1940s. After retiring from the FBI, he practiced general law in Rockville until retiring again in 1996.
Mr. Eddy was a native of Michigan, where he graduated from a teachers college. He also was a graduate of the University of Michigan’s law school.
He was a member of Potomac United Methodist Church and the St. Andrew’s Society.
His wife, Dorothy T. Eddy, whom he married in 1941, died in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, Peter, of Annapolis, and Dan, of Alexandria; three daughters, Avis Scherer of Glen Rock, PA, Jean Eddy of Oakland, CA, and Sara Smith of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.