John M. Maury

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John M. Maury (1912-1983) was an Assistant Secretary of State during the US Presidency of Gerald Ford.[1]

He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1912 and attended the University of Virginia, where he took a law degree in 1936.[1]

Maury visited the Soviet Union prior to World War Two, during which he served in the Moscow Embassy representing the Office of Naval Intelligence.[2]

He served in the Central Intelligence Agency as an expert in the field of Soviet and East European intelligence.[1]

Maury was serving as a special assistant to Allen Dulles in the early 1950s, when Dulles asked him to join the clandestine service and train for a mission to Moscow.[2]

Maury was CIA Station chief in Athens during the 1967 Greek coup.[3]

Maury served as the CIA's Congressional liaison from 1968 to 1974.[4]

In that capacity, he met with Senator Henry Jackson in February 1973.[5]

He was later appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs from 1974 to 1976.[1]

Maury died of Cancer in 1983, at the age of 71.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 JOHN M. MAURY, New York Times, 3 July 1983.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes, Penguin, 2008, p.126.
  3. Daniele Ganser, NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe, Frank Cass, 2005, p.221.
  4. L. Britt Snider, The Agency & The Hill: CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2008, p.126.
  5. Robert G. Kaufman, Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics, University of Washington Press, 2000, p.317.