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Donald Maclean

AKA Donald Duart Maclean

Born: 25-May-1913
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 6-Mar-1983
Location of death: Moscow, Russia [1]
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Cremated, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Penn, Buckinghamshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Spy

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Spy for Moscow, Cambridge Five

While stationed at the British Embassy in Washington DC, Maclean reported to the Russians on details regarding the development of atomic weapons by the US. Most importantly, he informed Moscow of the meagre quantities of Uranium available to the Americans. Prior to his unmasking, he fled to the Soviet Union in 1951, where he worked as an economist. He died there in 1983.


[1] Botkin Hospital, Moscow, Russia.

Father: Sir Donald Maclean (Liberal MP, b. 9-Jan-1864, d. 15-Jun-1932)
Mother: Gwendoline Katherina Leonora Hope
Wife: Melinda Marling (m. 10-Jun-1940, div. 1967, married
Kim Philby)
Son: Fergus (b. 1944)
Son: Donald (chemist, b. 1946)
Daughter: Melinda (b. Jun-1951)
Girlfriend: Kitty Harris

    High School: Gresham's School, Norfolk (1931)
    University: Trinity College, Cambridge University (1934)

    UK Diplomatic Service Cairo (1948)
    UK Diplomatic Service Secretary, British Embassy in DC (1944-48)
    Communist Party
    Nervous Breakdown Egypt (May-1950)
    Traveled to the USSR 1951
    Defected 1951
    unknown detox facility in Russia
    Heart Attack 1983
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Pacemaker, Cancer

Author of books:
British Foreign Policy: The Years Since Suez, 1956-1968 (1970, international affairs)


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