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Lyons, Eugene

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1985 AD

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