Laurence Duggan

Laurence Duggan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Laurence Duggan, was head of the South American desk at the United States Department of State during World War II. In 1948, Duggan fell to his death from the window of his office in New York, ten days after being questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about whether he had had contacts with Soviet intelligence. For many years he was widely thought to be an innocent and loyal public servant who was driven to suicide by unfounded McCarthy era accusations. In the 1990s, evidence from decrypted Soviet telegrams was revealed which indicated he had engaged in espionage for the Soviet Union. Duggan studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University, before graduating in 1927. He worked for a number of years at the State Department-nine of those said years as head of the Latin American Division, and four of those as adviser on political relationsshow more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135757326
  • 9786135757323