Browder, Earl Russell

   A leader of the American communist movement in the 1930s through World War II, Browder also played an important role in Soviet espionage. Browder, whose NKVD code names were “Helmsman” and “Father,” was an important link between the Soviet’s intelligence apparatus and communist sympathizers within the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. In decoded Soviet intelligence messages from the 1940s, Browder is mentioned 26 times as Moscow’s agent. One of his most influential contacts was Jacob Golos, who ran an important espionage ring in Washington. Browder also had extensive experience as an intelligence agent. In the 1920s he traveled to China on a Comintern mission with his lover, Kitty Harris, who became an NKVD illegal.
   Browder often acted as a talent scout, passing on potential candidates to NKVD case officers. Despite his activities as party leader and intelligence agent, however, Browder was considered too soft by Moscow. In 1946 he was relieved of his position and expelled from the party. In less than a year, he went from helmsman to pariah, and he retired to Princeton, New Jersey. Browder’s role as a Soviet agent was only revealed after his death.

Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence. . 2014.

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  • Browder, Earl (Russell) — born May 20, 1891, Wichita, Kan., U.S. died June 27, 1973, Princeton, N.J. U.S. Communist Party leader (1930–44). He was imprisoned in 1919–20 for his opposition to U.S. participation in World War I. In 1921 he joined the U.S. Communist Party; he …   Universalium

  • Browder, Earl (Russell) — (20 may. 1891, Wichita, Kan., EE.UU. –27 jun. 1973, Princeton, N.J.). Dirigente del Partido Comunista estadounidense (1930–44). Estuvo preso en 1919–20 por oponerse a la participación de EE.UU. en la primera guerra mundial. En 1921 ingresó al… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Earl Russell Browder — (May 20, 1891 ndash; June 27, 1973) was a United States communist and General Secretary of the Communist Party USA from 1934 to 1945. He was expelled from the party in 1946. Early years Born in Wichita, Kansas, Browder joined the Socialist Party… …   Wikipedia

  • Earl Browder — Earl Russell Browder (* 20. Mai 1891 in Wichita, Kansas; † 27. Juni 1973 in Princeton, New Jersey) war ein US amerikanischer Sozialist, Präsidentschaftskandidat und Führer der Kommunistischen Partei der USA (CPUSA). In …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Russell — /rus euhl/, n. 1. Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl, 1872 1970, English philosopher, mathematician, and author: Nobel prize for literature 1950. 2. Charles Edward, 1860 1941, U.S. journalist, sociologist, biographer, and political leader. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Earl — (as used in expressions) James Earl Breslin Browder, Earl (Russell) Bulwer Lytton, Edward (George Earl) Burger, Warren E(arl) James Earl Carter Dodge, William E(arl) Hines, Earl (Kenneth) Jones, James Earl Earl Powell Ray, James Earl Warren, Earl …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Browder — /brow deuhr/, n. Earl Russell, 1891 1973, U.S. Communist party leader 1930 45. * * * browder, re obs. forms of broider v …   Useful english dictionary

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