Marion Davis Berdecio (1922 - 2006), born Marion Davis, was a recruit of the Soviet intelligence in the United States.

Career edit

Berdecio worked on the staff of the Office of Naval Intelligence at the US embassy in Mexico City and was one of several people recruited to assist Soviet intelligence during World War II by Flora Wovschin, her classmate at Barnard College.[citation needed] She was later transferred to the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (CIAA) in Washington DC. Her recruitment by Wovschin is documented in three Venona project decrypts.[1] Russian archives in Moscow also show the KGB querying the Comintern for information on Davis.[2]

Personal life edit

Wife of Roberto Berdecio.[3]

Works edit

  • Berdecio, Marion Davis (1962). The position of the CANACINTRA (Cámara Nacional de la Industria de la Transformación) on foreign investment. Columbia University. OCLC 48339909.
    • National Chamber of Industry of Transformation (CANACINTRA) es:CANACINTRA
  • Brothers, Dwight S; Berdecio, Marion Davis (1966). Mexican financial development. University of Texas Press. OCLC 1169822231.
  • Andre Gunder Frank (1972) Lumpenbourgeoisie, Lumpendevelopment. Monthly Review Press. (tr. Marion Davis Berdecio)

References edit

  1. ^ Venona 55, 708, 1714; Klehr and Haynes, Venona 449 fn 73. Davis is referred to in the decrypts as "Lou"; Klehr and Haynes, Venona 199.
  2. ^ Klehr and Haynes, Secret World 307.
  3. ^ "124-10313-10012" (PDF). research/jfk/releases. Mora was well acquainted with Marion Davis Berdecio (65-58515) and her husband, Roberto Guardia Berdecio.

Works cited edit

  • Klehr, Harvey, John Earl Haynes, and Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov, The Secret World of American Communism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995)
  • Klehr, Harvey, and John Earl Haynes. Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)

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