Julia Older

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Office of Strategic Services
Office of War Information

Julia Older was an American who worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), during World War II. Older lived in Moscow in the 1930s and worked for numerous Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) organizations .Her brother, journalist Andrew Older, was a secret member of the CPUSA. Older was fired from the OSS after caught attempting to gain access to a file on Ukrainian nationalists for Soviet intelligence Albert Kahn. After an appeal, Older was reinstated but transferred to the Office of War Information (OWI). Venona project researchers suspect Older may be Unbroken Cover Name No. 19.

Reference

  • FBI memo, 23 December 1946, FBI Silvermaster file, serial 1938.
  • John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, Yale University Press (1999).
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