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  • Joseph Roos (1908 - 1999)
    Joseph Roos (December 10, 1908 – December 11, 1999) was a journalist, publicist, and Hollywood story editor. He wrote hundreds of radio scripts and won a Peabody Award. He fought against discriminati...
  • William Burgamy (1739 - 1819)
    Family From The Burgamy family is [NOT] of French descent. There were 2 brothers, John and William, who came [from Lunenburg County, VA] to America from France [NO] before the American Revolution a...
  • John Burgamy (c.1755 - 1780)
    This William had two children we know of, Revolutionary war veterans that participated in the Siege of Augusta: b. John Burgamy dob about 1740, hung at The White House by the British, Augusta Georgia...
  • William Augustus Slacum (1799 - 1839)
    Son of George & Jane Howard Slacum. Circumnavigated the globe aboard the USS Potomac. US Special Diplomatic Agent to Mexico, 1835-1836, during which time he praised the region of California, creating i...

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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