Dodd, Martha, 1908-1990

Alternative names
Birth 1908-10-08
Death 1990-08-10
Chinese, English, Russian, German, Czech, Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

Author and political exile. Full name Martha Eccles Dodd. Born, 1908; died, 1990.

From the description of Papers of Martha Dodd, 1898-1990 (bulk 1950-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072348

Biographical Note

  • 1908, Oct. 8: Born, Ashland, Va.
  • 1930: Graduated, University of Chicago,Chicago, Ill.
  • 1931 - 1933 : Assistant literary editor, Chicago Tribune,Chicago, Ill.
  • 1932, Mar.: Married George B. Roberts (divorced 1934)
  • 1933 - 1937 : Berlin Berlin Berlinka Timberline Creek West Berlin School Berlin Church Oberlin Lake Timberline Campground Best Western Queens Hotel Berlin City West Berlin Schönefeld Airport Berling Hotel Berlin, Berlin Berlin Lichtenberg Berlin Mennonite Church South New Berlin Post Office Timberline Quarter Horse Farm Airport Sacred Heart Church of East Berlin Berlin Hotel Tulip Inn Berlin Frankfurter Tor Berlin Cemetery NH Berlin-Mitte Playones de Berlín Berlin Baptist Church Heaberlin Branch Germany Federal Republic of Germany Moved to Berlin with family and father, William E. Dodd, upon his appointment as United States ambassador to Germany
  • 1938, Sept.13: Married Alfred K. Stern
  • 1939: Publication of Through Embassy Eyes (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 382 pp.)
  • 1941: Publication of Ambassador Dodd's Diary (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 464 pp.)
  • 1945: Publication of Sowing the Wind (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 311 pp.)
  • 1953: Fled to Mexico City, Mexico, while under investigation by the Justice Department on charges of having participated in Soviet espionage operations.
  • 1955: Publication of The Searching Light (New York: Citadel Press. 345 pp.)
  • 1957: Prague, Czechoslovakia Emigrated to Prague, Czechoslovakia Indicted in absentia by United States federal grand jury for participation in Soviet espionage operations
  • 1962: Emigrated to Havana, Cuba
  • 1968: Returned to Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1979: Indictment charges dismissed by United States federal district court
  • 1990, Aug. 10: Died, Prague, Czechoslovakia

From the guide to the Martha Dodd Papers, 1898-1990, (bulk 1950-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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  • Psychoanalysis--Societies, etc
  • Public housing--Cuba
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Cold War
  • Public housing--Europe, Eastern
  • Public housing
  • Civil rights movement
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Germany
  • Public housing--United States
  • Treason--Germany
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Exiles' writings
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Treason


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  • Czechoslovakia (as recorded)
  • Europe, Eastern (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)