Philby, Harold Adrian Russell, 1912-1988

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Philby, Harold Adrian Russell, son of Harry St john Bridger Philby (qv); b. 1 Jan. 1912; adm. Sept. 1924 (KS); left July 1929; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. 1929, BA 1933; asst editor Review of Reviews 1934-6; Times correspondent with Gen. Franco's forces in Spanish Civil War 1937-9, British GHQ. Arras 1939-40, Foreign Office 1940-6; OBE 1946; HM Foreign Service 1946, 1st Sec. Ankara 1947-9, Washington 1949-51; Observer correspondent Middle East, employed by British Intelligence Service; unmasked as a double agent and defected to the USSR from Beirut 1963; deprived OBE 1965; awarded Red Banner Order of the USSR; m. 1st 24 Feb. 1934 Eliza­beth Kohlmann, formerly wife of Karl Friedman of Vienna; 2nd 10 Sept. 1940 Aileen Amanda Furse; 3rd 1959 Eleanor, formerly wife of Sam Pope Brewer, USA; 4th Melinda, formerly wife of Donald Maclean, HM Foreign Service; 5th Rufa, interpreter Scientific Institute Moscow; d. in USSR 11 May 1988.


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The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from Play 1919 to Election 1989, Volume 4, compiled by F.E. Pagan and H.E. Pagan, Padstow, 1992

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