Cliff Sloan
MartiniVerse Character
Cliff Sloan
Cliff Sloan in 1952
MartiniVerse Info
Position Director
Preceded By N/A (Position created)
Succeeded By William Alleman
Employer Agency for External Government Intelligence Services
In Office 1952-1969
Citizenship United States of America
Born 28 August 1895

Chicago, Illinois

Died 18 August 1969 (Age 73)

White Lake, New York

Real-World Info
Portrayed By David Hilbun
Appeared In Cliff Sloan, Private Eye
I was reading a book, which I usually do. It's a lot easier than walking a dog.

–Cliff Sloan

Cliff Sloan (28 August 1895-18 August 1969) was an American private investigator, best known for creating the extragovernmental American intelligence agency AEGIS.

Early LifeEdit

Sloan was born on 28 August 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, underneath an ornate Qing-dynasty rug that had probably been valuable before somebody threw it out onto the street. His father died in childbirth, and Cliff was forced to turn to a life of petty crime to keep him and his mother alive. It was during this time that Sloan developed a talent for keeping to the shadows, noticing details, and smuggling half-eaten loaves of bread beneath his trench coat, all skills that would serve him well in his career.

Career and DeathEdit

After dodging the draft during World War One and subsequently turning down an offer by the Bureau of Investigation (now known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation), Sloan set up an independent practice in the slums of Chicago. He became known as one of the greatest private investigators in the slums of Chicago after bringing down big-time mob kingpin Lucius “Papa Lucy” Giuseppe. Constantly hounded by the government, he eventually made his peace with them in 1957, when he offered to contract his services to the FBI, while remaining completely autonomous. This deal directly led to the founding of the Agency for External Government Intelligence Services (AEGIS).

Sloan continued in his role as the Director of AEGIS until his death in 1969, when he spontaneously exploded while watching Jimi Hendrix’s performance at Woodstock. His body was never recovered, although bones suspected to be Sloan’s were uncovered by archaeologists in 1970. These were later determined to be from a bucket of chicken wings. At his memorial services, passages from his favorite book, The Greatest Scientific Minds of Our Century, were read aloud to the strains of Frank Sinatra. Sloan was succeeded in his position by William Alleman.