William Dudley Pelley

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William Dudley Pelley
William Dudley Pelley - portrait.jpg

c. 1929

Born 12 April 1885(1885-04-12) [1]
Lynn, Massachusetts
Died 30 June 1965 (80)
Noblesville, Indiana
Nationality American
Affiliations Order of '76; Silver Legion; Christian Party; Soulcraft Fellowship
Known for Nazi-influenced politics,[2] antisemitism, founding the Silver Legion, etc.

William Dudley Pelley (April 12, 1885 - June 30, 1965) was an American journalist, author and screen writer, Fascist political organiser (as founder of the Silver Legion, or Silver Shirts), Spiritualist medium, and, finally, saucerian (as founder of the Soulcraft Fellowship).

Selected Bibliography

as Author

Short Stories

  • "The Face in the Window" (1920), winner of O. Henry Award
  • "My Seven Minutes in Eternity" (1928) - near death experience
  • "The Continental Angle" (1930), winner of O. Henry Award

Film Scripts

  • A Case at Law (1917)
  • What Women Love (1920)
  • Back Fire (1922)
  • As a Man Lives (1923)

as Editor

  • Pelley, William Dudley, ed., Valor Magazine (Noblesville, Ind.: Soulcraft Fellowship) 



  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), William Dudley Pelley, 1965; Burial, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States of America, Crownland Cemetery; citing record ID 7966465, Find a Grave,
  2. Matthews, J.B.; Shallcross, R.E. (1934), "Pelley's Poison", Fascism, New York: League for Industrial Democracy, p. 9-11,, "Pelley claims he first learned of Hitler through his "Voices" which guide him constantly. "Writing clairaudiently one day in a New York apartment at their dictation," he says, "I was told of Hitler's existence in Austria as a house painter who was shortly to come to power in Germany.""