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Edward Lee Howard

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard

Profession: Alleged Soviet Spy

United States of America

Biography: CIA case officer who defected to the Soviet Union after allegedly giving away CIA secrets during the Cold War.

Born: October 27, 1951
Birthplace: , United States

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: July 12, 2002 (aged 50)
Cause of Death: Broken neck

Historical Events

  • 1985-08-01 Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents
  • 1985-09-21 American CIA case officer Edward Lee Howard flees to Russia after being identified as a KGB agent

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