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Lyons, Eugene

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1985 AD
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US (Russian-born) biographer, journalist, and Russia expert

 

immigrated to US 1907 (naturalized citizen 1919)

 

TASS correspondent in New York 1924-1927

 

United Press correspondent in Moscow 1928-1934

 

initially proponent of Communism, but disillusioned upon observing Soviet regime

 

editor of magazine "American Mercury" 1939-1944

 

wrote memoir "Assignment in Utopia" 1937

 

cousin of David Sarnoff