Anticommunist activist and counterspy.
From the description of Herbert A. Philbrick papers, 1849-1997 (bulk 1940-1993). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984223
1915, May 11
Born, Boston, Mass.
Graduated, Lincoln Technical Institute of Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
Married Eva Gertrude Luscombe (divorced 1967)
Sales representative, Holmes Direct Mail Service, Cambridge, Mass.
Organizer and chairman, Cambridge Youth Council, Cambridge, Mass.
Reported suspicions of communist control of Cambridge Youth Council to Boston, Mass., office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Began reporting to Federal Bureau of Investigation on actions of Communist party
Joined Young Communist League
Assistant advertising director, Paramount Theaters Division of New England, M & P Theatres Co., Boston, Mass.
Joined Communist party
Testified in federal court as surprise witness against eleven Communist party leaders indicted for violation of the Smith Act
Testified before hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities regarding Communist party activities in the Boston, Mass., area
“I Led 3 Lives” serialized in the
New York Herald Tribune
Lectured on anticommunist topics
I Led 3 Lives: Citizen, “Communist,” Counterspy (New York: McGraw-Hill. 323 pp.)
Wrote syndicated column “Red Underground ” for the
New York Herald Tribune
Technical advisor for television program “I Led 3 Lives”
Prepared series of five-minute television programs, “The Red Report”
Dollar Hollar, Herb Philbrick's News Bulletin, Peoples Voice, and
Schick Razor's Edge
Candidate for delegate-at-large from New Hampshire to the Republican national convention for presidential candidate Barry M. Goldwater
National Director, United States Anti-Communist Congress
Married Shirley J. Brown
Editor and publisher,
Washington Exclusive, U.S. Press Association
Published revised edition,
I Led 3 Lives: Citizen, “Communist,” Counterspy (Washington, D.C.: Capitol Hill Press. 306 pp.)
Writer-editor, Division of Organization and Personnel, United States Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Washington, D. C.
Store manager, Fletcher's Paint Works, Hampton, N. H.
Court reporter and free-lance writer for Rockingham County, N. H., newspapers
President, Constructive Action
1993, Aug. 16
Died, North Hampton, N. H.
From the guide to the Herbert A. Philbrick Papers, 1849-1997, (bulk 1940-1993), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)