Clifford Herrington is the leader of the National Socialist Movement. His proxy is Jeff Schoep who carries out his commands. Due to Herrington's association with the Joy of Satan cult Clifford has been cut out of the public picture of the NSM. But he still owns the papers of incorporation and rules the group indirectly through Jeff Schoep.
Herrington, born in 1947 was a follower of Joe Tomassi, the leader of the National Socialist Liberation Front, who was shot to death on the front steps of the Nazi party headquarters by a rival Nazi in 1975. Herrington and a fellow Nazi named Robert Brannen of Lebanon, Ohio co-founded the National Socialist Movement with Brannen as the official party Chairman, and Herrington as the Commander.
On May 1st, 1980, Herrington and Brannen organized a "United Patriotic Front" march on Cincinnati Square, in Cincinnati, Ohio in which they advertised a huge Nazi-Klan rally, but the Klan didn't show and Brannen, Herrington and 14 Nazis all marched out onto the square under police protection with about three thousand demonstrators trying to bust through the barricades to get their hands on the Nazis. The NSM members were drunken biker type thugs with long hair and their women who looked like refuges from a trailer park, were standing by in the audience dressed as civilians taking pictures of the protesters, which is a tactic of the NSM. The police escorted the NSM out of town as demonstrators threw rocks and bricks through the windows of the vehicles the Nazi's were riding in.
Back at Brannen's house drinking ensued and Brannen's wife came out and held a gun to her head threatening suicide because of Brannen's involvement in the Nazi party. Brannen's own son, who had participated in the march wearing full SS NSM uniform, rebelled against his father telling him he wanted out of the movement. Herrington and Brannen sat and got drunk and Herrington screamed and cried like a baby saying "No one understands National Socialists!" Herrington is a paranoid schizophrenic with a severe body odor problem. He cries and flies off in a rage at any given moment, and then can be back to calm again.
Herrington was known to get drunk and make lewd, crude and socially unacceptable sexual comments to women telling them how he would like to put them on dog leashes and make them do sexual acts, which disgusted more then one woman. At the Rhinestone Cowboy Club, in Oklahoma City, back in 1981, Herrington stalked a waitress named Janie who had gone out with him twice, until he told her he was a Nazi, and flew into a rage calling her a whore and a slut shaking his fist at her when she told him she didn't want to go out with him again. He then proceeded that same night to tell two other women that if they would leave the bar with him, he would take them home where 'We shall sing, we shall dance, we shall f**k!" On another visit to Oklahoma City, Clifford told Miss Kathy Hamilton and Alice Clary of Moore, Oklahoma that he would like to tie them up and make them do sexual acts and bark like a dog. Herrington would often put on a German accent and pretend he had a Jewish person under a spotlight and mock threatening them with, "We have ways of making you talk!"
Herrington took over in 1983 as the NSM Party Chairman, due to Brannen suffering a series of strokes. Herrington has always been a behind the scenes type of guy keeping out of the spotlight for the most part in order to protect his job, but once in awhile Herrington can't resist the temptation to play "Fuehrer" at the rallies and meetings so he shows up giving speeches, screaming and hollering like Hitler. He does envision himself as another Hitler and has grown a Hitler mustache at times and has dressed up like Hitler, going out in public to do every day things like grocery shopping.
Herrington giving the Roman salute.
He has sat in front of his TV set cussing, ranting, and raving while shaking his fist at the TV watching "Hogan's Heroes" which was a sitcom starring Bob Crane and Robert Clary, about prisoners of war outsmarting the German camp commandant. Herrington has two daughters by his first wife who divorced him due to his Nazi activities. In 1988 Herrington married again, to a Nazi woman who he met through an Aryan dating service, who goes by the name of Andrea Dietrich, and also an alias "Maxine Dietrich," and she became his mail order bride. Andrea has a darker complexion than most white women in the Nazi movement who claim Aryan ancestry, with darker than normal skin, black hair and piercing dark eyes. She has allegedly told others that she is part Native American. Whatever she is, she most certainly does not fit the Aryan criteria of being a full-blooded White woman. She showed up in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the airport dressed in a Nazi uniform, with her little boy who is half non-white, who she also dressed in a Nazi uniform, disembarked from the airplane and "Sieg Heiled" her new "Fuehrer." They were married in Tulsa, renting out a banquet room at a hotel decorating it with Nazi flags and pictures of Hitler all over the walls, to the horror of the hotel clerks who didn't realize they had rented the room to the Nazi party.
Herrington had a small group of teenagers who followed him and he had them dress up in Nazi uniforms as they picketed the Jewish Community Center and Herrington stood to the side with a riding crop in hand commanding, "March-two-three!" as the kids walked in a circle. Then Herrington made comments to Jewish women that he wished this was the good old days in Germany so he and his followers could come in and rape them.
One of Herrington's favorite tactics has always been to leaflet in the middle of the night by making a wallpaper paste and cutting a hole in the side of an empty plastic anti-freeze jug, filling it with the paste and a paint brush and carrying it to give the appearance that he is "out of gas" and have another comrade with him with Nazi party leaflets rolled up inside his jacket as they walk down the street while Herrington slaps the paste on the walls of businesses and street lampposts while the other guy slaps the poster or leaflet over it. The wallpaper paste makes it hard to get the leaflet off when it dries and it must be scraped off and cannot be just taken down. Herrington was once caught by the police leafleting without a permit, but they let him go when he acted retarded sticking his teeth out and acting like a twit.
In the 1980's Herrington was working on an idea to have someone fly to Libya via another route through another country to meet with Col. Mu'ammar Gadhafi to receive money to help fight the Jews in America and to fund the Nazi party, claiming "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." Herrington was also suggesting bank robbery as a means to fund the movement. Herrington has preached for years that the economy needs to collapse in order for the masses to listen to the Nazi's and have a total chaotic race war in which Jews, white people who disagree with the Nazi movement and all other races will be exterminated as Herrington becomes the new Fuehrer.
Herrington worked for Phillips 66 Oil Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for several years. Not long after his marriage to his mail order Nazi bride, Herrington moved up north to Minnesota. It is not known whether he transferred and is still employed for Phillips 66 or not, but might be worth checking out. In the mid nineties, according to another White Supremacist leader, Dennis Mahon, Herrington and his bride were passing through Tulsa and asked if Mahon could put them up for a few days, explaining they were on the run from the law as Clifford had had an affair with an underage teenage girl and the law was looking to prosecute. Whether this was actually true or not, is not known, but given Herrington's past record of making explicit comments and sexual innuendos toward younger girls, this would not be surprising if it were found to be true.
Herrington advertised a "Veterans Meeting" in Jay, Oklahoma, back in 1987, putting up posters all over the Northeast Oklahoma area. Herrington held the meeting at the Community Center and several Vets showed up but jumped up and walked out when Herrington stood in front of them and screamed out, "I am a Nazi!" When all the Vets walked out, Cliff sat down and cried again.