Deuel, Wallace Rankin, 1905-1974

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Intelligence officer and journalist.

From the description of Wallace Rankin Deuel papers, 1929-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81153363

Biographical Note

  • 1905, June 14: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1926: A.B. University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1926 - 1929 : Instructor in political science and international law, American University, Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)
  • 1929: Married Mary Virginia Smock (died 1971)
  • 1929 - 1941 : Editorial writer and assistant to foreign editor, Chicago Daily News; in charge of New York cable office, 1930-1931; correspondent, Washington, D.C., 1931-1932; correspondent, Rome, Italy, 1932-1934; and correspondent, Berlin, Germany, 1934-1941
  • 1941 - 1945 : Special assistant to director, Office of Strategic Services (later Central Intelligence Agency)
  • 1942: Published People under Hitler. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company
  • 1944 - 1945 : Special assistant to Robert Daniel Murphy, political advisor on Germany, Allied Forces Supreme Headquarters
  • 1945 - 1949 : Diplomatic correspondent, Chicago Daily News, Washington, D.C.
  • 1949 - 1954 : Diplomatic correspondent, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 - 1968 : Foreign intelligence analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1974, May 10: Died aboard airplane enroute from Washington, D.C., to Chicago, Ill.

From the guide to the Wallace Rankin Deuel Papers, 1905-1971, (bulk 1939-1954), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Deuel, Wallace Rankin, 1905-1974. Wallace Rankin Deuel papers, 1929-1970. Library of Congress
creatorOf Wallace Rankin Deuel Papers, 1905-1971, (bulk 1939-1954) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Schultz, Sigrid, 1893-1980. Papers, 1835-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn George Grosz papers, 1893-1981 (inclusive) 1919-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971 person
associatedWith Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. corporateBody
associatedWith Deuel, Mary Virginia, 1905-1971 person
associatedWith Deuel, Michael McPherson, 1937-1965. person
associatedWith Deuel, Peter MacArthur, 1935-2005 person
correspondedWith Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959 person
associatedWith Duell family. family
associatedWith Duell family. family
correspondedWith Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969 person
associatedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith Kennan, George, 1845-1924 person
correspondedWith Knox, Frank, 1874-1944 person
correspondedWith Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993 person
associatedWith Schultz, Sigrid, 1893-1980. person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 person
associatedWith United States. Central Intelligence Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Strategic Services. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. Strategic Services Unit. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Missouri--St. Louis
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service
American newspapers
Intelligence service--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Europe
American newspapers--Missouri--St. Louis
Intelligence service
American newspapers--Illinois--Chicago
Foreign correspondents--Germany--Berlin
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service--United States
Intelligence officers


Birth 1905

Death 1974



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SNAC ID: 17141955