Franklin Lindsay was an American intelligence officer.
He served in the OSS in Austria and Yugoslavia in the 1940s. From 1949 to 1951 he was Deputy Chief of the CIA's Office of Policy Coordination. He joined the Ford Foundation in 1953. From 1962, he was president of the Itek Corporation. After the 1968, Presidential election, the incoming president, Richard Nixon, asked him to head a secret task force to reorganise the CIA.
- R. Harris Smith, OSS: The Secret History of America's First Intelligence Agency, University of California Press, 1972, p.161.