Tom Metzger: A Genealogy of Hatred

Metzger, an Indiana native, moved to Southern California in 1961 to work in the electronics field. By the mid 1970s, he had joined David Duke‘s Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, eventually becoming “Grand Dragon” of its California branch, one of the largest and most violent groups in the organization. Also in 1975, Metzger was ordained a “minister” in the Louisiana-based New Christian Crusade Church, an “Identity” group led by James K. Warner, a veteran of the American Nazi Party also associated with Duke.**