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  • Laura Ingalls (1893 - 1967)
    ) Laura Houghtaling Ingalls (December 14, 1893 – January 10, 1967) was a pilot who won the Harmon Trophy. Biography She was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1893 to Francis Abbot...
  • Thomas Ford, Governor (1800 - 1850)
    ) Thomas Ford (December 5, 1800 – November 3, 1850) was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846. A Democrat, he is remembered largely for his involvement...
  • Major John B. Castleman (CSA) (1841 - 1918)
    John Breckinridge Castleman (June 30, 1841 – May 23, 1918) was a Confederate brigadier general and prominent landowner and businessman in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied law at Transylvania U...
  • William L. Langer (1896 - 1977)
    William Leonard Langer (March 16, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was the chairman of the history department at Harvard University, He was on leave during World War II as head of the Research and An...
  • Robert Cobb Kennedy (1835 - 1865)
    The profile photographic portrait of Robert Cobb Kennedy, the only person captured and convicted in the 1864 Confederate plot to burn down New York City, was taken on March 23, 1865, two days before ...

For fictional spies, see Spy fiction‎.

Spies or secrect agents are individuals who obtain information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. The act of spying, or espionage, is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and, in many cases, illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of intelligence gathering - which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means.

Notable spies

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