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  • Maj. William Kirby King (1752 - 1840)
    Not the same man as Andrew Taylor King A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A064858 Pvt. Christy's North Carolina Regiment, American Re...
  • Boris Theodore Pash (1900 - 1995)
  • Alexander West (1760 - 1834)
    DAR ancestor number A205787 Alexander West BIRTH 11 Aug 1760 Virginia, USA DEATH 20 Jun 1834 (aged 73) Virginia, USA BURIAL Pioneer Cemetery Jane Lew, Lewis County, West Virginia, Parents Edmu...
  • Jacob Naumovich Golos (1889 - 1943)
    Jacob Golos was born into a Jewish family in Dnipropetrovsk, Russia, on 24th April, 1889 The code name Zvuk (Sound) appears in the Venona decryptions as a Soviet source; this has been identified as Jac...

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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