The Liberation of Marguerite Harrison

America’s First Female Foreign Intelligence Agent

  • Harrison’s son has the last word

    December 13, 2020 by

    On May 3, 1947, Arthur Blake died suddenly in California, never realizing his dream of becoming a motion picture star. Marguerite moved back to Baltimore the following year and rented an apartment on Charles Street to be near Tommy, who also had returned to the city after his divorce and remarriage. Marguerite she still traveled—almost… Read more

  • FBI investigates Harrison for suspicious activities

    December 9, 2020 by

    Throughout the 1930s and 1940s Marguerite continued to give speeches about her travels. According to reports she made with the Society of Woman Geographers, she gave over one hundred lectures a year to clubs and schools. She also broadcast radio shows for the United Services Organization, or USO, during World War II.24 The lectures again… Read more

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