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Archbold van Beuren

Birthdate:
Birthplace: New York City, NY, United States
Death: December 08, 1974 (68)
Newport, Newport, RI, United States (stroke)
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Murray van Beuren and Mary Lavinia van Beuren (Archbold)
Husband of Margaret "Peggy" van Beuren (Ziegler)
Father of Private; John "Archie" van Beuren; Private and Private User

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About Archbold van Beuren

• only child

• a founder and chairman of Cue magazine ~ Cue often ran deficits see : http://www.leagle.com/decision/1963145022jstcm1428_11172 aka Archbold van Beuren and Margaret Z. van Beuren v. Commissioner. United States Tax Court. Filed October 11, 1963.

obit. in Newport Mercury (Newport Mercury (Newport, Rhode Island) 13 Dec 1974, Fri Page 2)

• president of the English-Speaking Union.

• President of the Union League (New York City)

The HQ of the Union League used to be on Union Square. Most of Union Square was once owned by the Spingler/van Beuren family before the Square was built.

• worked in the Office of Strategic Services (WWII) (was head of security)

One reference supporting this is in: J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets by Curt Gentry / W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - see page 315 see also:

1) Klehr and Radosh, The Amerasia Spy Case (1996) ISBN 978-0-8078-2245-6 ( a work that falls short in its examination of all pertinent sources known at the time, favoring reliance on FBI documentation) as per: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=366

2) wikipedia commentary "The "Amerasia Affair" became a touchstone for those who wanted to raise alarms about espionage and the possible Communist infiltration of the State Department. Senator Joseph McCarthy often spoke of the case in these terms, maintaining it was a security breach and cover-up of immense proportions." <- this citation is worth reading in its entirety-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerasia

3) See Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) 1950 May 29 (front page lead article mentions OSS, Donovan, van Beuren); See: Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada)1950 June 10 (Archbold vB testifies)

In one article written in 1950, it is interesting that the FBI's failure to get a search warrant is glossed over: http://whittakerchambers.org/case/time-1950/amerasia/

• three estates:

  1. Park avenue, NYC;
  2. (his parent's former estate) Middletown RI;
  3. Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island

• spent many of his last years debilitated by a stroke. A subsequent stroke killed him.

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Archbold van Beuren's Timeline

1905
December 21, 1905
New York City, NY, United States

Mary's only child