James R. Venable; Former Imperial Wizard of KKK Branch
James R. Venable, 91, the former imperial wizard of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Venable was imperial wizard of the National Knights, one of many Klan groups, from 1963 to 1987. An attorney, Venable was mayor of Stone Mountain, Ga., from 1946 to 1949. In Stone Mountain on Monday of the complications of Alzheimer’s disease.