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CHARACTKR OF CASE

SBCDRITT mrTBR

GEORGE IVEISSU^

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reliably^ report^
well knoivn CoTmiunist. Born 7/l2/l9, NYC, gfiduated
Caaf. Inf.

SYNOPSIS OF PACTS:

Sbhool of Commerce", C.C.N.Y. 1939# Enlist'ed ir,Sa

Najyal Reserve 2/i3/42 and released frOT-^otive duty.


2^8/46 as Xdeut, ^^ub.ieot one of-veteran group_'to

"room wag 8erit-tel^"graphic_o,cgffln.unli;aMpn in Aug* *46


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^"^13/47 r.eported WEISSMA.N as candle ate

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cutt_er'at Ans 1 ei^""Coat


58th St,- NYC_,

Suit Co*, Inc., 252 West


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iCutter.s Veterans Comnittee fortress Business Agent, -Gutte3is.-Xioca^l^Q^^^Tresent 1y^ r 6si des* at
C,S. ^
Dr., Brooklyn,yand is eniploy:ed,as. cloth^y^"^

Bv^letter dated

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sbruary 17, 1942, Confidential Informant'

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identi is Imovni to the BtareaUj advised that
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suDject -ma a^applicant for an Ensign's Ccnimission in

the United ^tes Navy. ' This letter stated that it had
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been reliaMy reported that subject was a well known

Corammis-yand that, while a student at the College of


the Citybf New York and Townsend Harris High School^

New Yo^ City, he had-the reputation of-being one of .


the l^dere of the Ccramunist group who wa'g constantly,

asBo^ated with the outstanding Cccmunists at C.C.N.Y'ft


COPIES

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further stated that subject, upon graduation

fr^ao CCNY, "moved to a town in Northern New Jersey,,


possibly Sommerville, where*he clothed himself in a cloak
of responsibility.'"' ,
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By letter dated July 11, 1946, Confidential Infonnanll

advised

that subject enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on February 13, 1942; ms

appointed a Midshipman on July 21, 1942; an Ensign D-V (G), USNR, on October
21, 1942; and a Lieutenant on May 1, 1946.

He was released from all active

duty as of February 18, 1946. Addresses given by informant for subject


were 2487 Davidson Avenue in 1943 and 506 Port Washington Avenue in 1946

both Neir York, M.Y.

On August 19, 1946, Confidential Informant


Ia reliable^S^S^
individual, advised that GEORGE WISSMAN, 310 Hopkinson Avenue, Brooklyn, I
ms one-of a group of veterans to each of whom a telegraphic ocamnunicatio^

signed by ROSEMOETIS, frtMn.Comniunist Party State Headquarters, 35 East


vUhV''
12th Street,
York City, was sent, requesting the recipient to attend an

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emergency meeting, the nature of which was not given.

On October 20, 1947, Confidential Informant New York T-1, a


reliable source of information, advised that he had observed a letter at

35 East 12th Street, New York City, address of the Communist Party, U.SJL
and other organizations under the control of the Communist Party, which
letter, dated October 10, 1947 was signed^"Comradely, GEORGE WEISSMAN, ROSE

^VORTIS". The tetter stated there would be a veterans meeting on October 16


1947 at 225 West 46th Street, regarding veterans in trade unions and the
garment industry.

Accor^g to a report dated February 10, 1942 given by Confiden


tial Informant| [the subject graduated fran the School of Commerce, C.C.N.Y.
in 1939.

It was- stated he recently returned to C.C.N.Y. and took one JANET

fO^, "a Canmunist", to lunch, during which he boasted how he "put onT^^iF"
on the Navy by failing to give any C..C.N.Y. or Townsend Harris High School

references since he was known at both schools as a Communist.

The report also stated subject was known to Mrs. GEORGE MEDALIE, wife

of a former United States Attorney, Southern District of New York and a

local judge, not identified, neither of whan "were fully aware of his true
background.""

The DAILY YfORKER, an East Coast Daily Communist Newspaper, on


March 18, 1947, page 4, column 2; reported that GEORGE" WEISS!M, candidate
of the ^ Cutters . Veterans Conmittee for Dress Business
Agent,^ received 803
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Local 10, rank and file. / It was not stated whether WEISSMAN was elected. )
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The Brooklyn Telephone Directoiylists a GEORGE WEISSMN at 310

Hopkinson Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Inquiry at that address under suitable

pretext determined that subject formerly resided there with hie mother,
Mrs* 7/EISSM^, but had moved leaving his mother at that address.
telephone number was given as Nightingale 9-3557

His neir

A reliable confidential informant. New York T-2 advised this

tdephone was located at 147-0 Bast 89th Drive#, Brooklyn, having been

installed April 16, 1947 and was registered to 'GEORGK ffEISSMANt He stated
that subject was presently employed as a Clothing Cutter at ANSLBIGH CO(lT '

AND SUIT CCMPANY, INC., 252 West 38th Street, New York City

Telephonic inquiry under appropriate pretext verified subject's \

present employment at ANSIIGH CQ/IT AND SUIT- COMPANY, INC.

Special Employee Jack Dobbins checked the persconel records of

Confidential Informant New York T-3, another governmental agency, from


which the following description of subject was obtained*
Name

GEORGS WEISSMN

Age
Height

28, born 7/l2/l9, NYC


5 lOj"^

Weight

156 Ibso
Tfhite

Bace

Hair"
Eyes
Complexion

Brown
Blue
Pair

li" scar left side of

Scars and marks

nose on cheek.

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COlJPIDENT.IiUi HJFOBMAJITS

The confidential informants mentioned in the report of Special

Agent (A) H. Bdwd White, 8/L3/48, New York, N. Y., are as follows#
T-1

T-2 Mr. EDTffitRD L. BRMTNE, I^gal Department, Kow York

Telephone Con^ny, 140 West Street, New York, N.Y.

T-3 personnel records, U.S. Navy, Garden City, L.I.,'N.Y,


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SAC, Sew York


Director, FBI

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GEORGE IfBISSK&S
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loiir File 100-81440

Reui^;^ dated August 13^ 1943, wherein you reconiBiended


the.preparationa Security Index card*
. An examination of the file at the Bureau in connection

with this case reveals that thel latest infonoation secured by you

concerning Cormiunist Party activity on the part of an individual


believed to be' identical with this subject is that set forth on

page two, paragr^h three, of the report of Special Agent H ^inard


White, Accountant, New York City, Kew rork> dated August 13, 1948.

It appears that Confidential Informant!

1famished information

to yofu on that date Indicating that a George Weissman had written

a letter which was addressed to someone at ,35 Sast 12th Street,


New York City, New York, which, of course, is the headquarters of
the Communist Party. There is. nothing bo indicate that this George
Weissman has been definitely identified with the subject. Further
more, an examination of Special Agent T?hite*s report, on which
apparently your recoasaendation for the! prep^ation of a Security

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lidex card was predicated, does not reveal that any of the informants

in your office have been contacted to ascertain if they can


definitely establish subject *3 membership in the Communiat Party

and, at the same time, definitely state that' he has participated in


the affairs of that group.

In view of this, the Bureau is not authorizing the

preparation of a Security Index card at ^this time.

Instead, it

desires that you reopen this case and conduct additional investiga
tion to definitely establish that the subject is participating in
the affairs of the Communist Party,

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IN REPLY.PLEASERKIJIlHlt>
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August 13, 1948

Director, FBI

GECHGE WEISSUA.M,
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SECURITY MATTER-C

Dear Sir:

It IS recoinaiended that a Seem ity Index card be prepared


relative to the individual named bslow:

GEORGE WEISSU4.N

Name:

Aliases:

if Residence

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Address:

147 C E. 89th Drive. Brooklyn. N. Y,

Telephone Nightlngp.le 9-3557

^ Business Address:

ANSLEIGH SUIT AND COAT COMFANY, INC.,

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252 West 38th Street, N.Y.C.

Native Born

Alien

Naturalized

Communist

German

Miscellaneous

Fascist (Italian)

Japanese

. Date of Birtn 7-12-19


Place of Birth Mew York, N.Y.
Entered-U. S.

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Naturalized (date)
Naturalized (place and Court)

Very truly yours,

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Form No. 1

This case originatsd a t

NT Hie No. 100-81440

'NEV YORK

REPORT MADE AT

DATE WHEN
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CHARACTER OP CA8S

SECURITY MATTER -

GEORGE WEISSUAN

SYNOPSIS OF FACTS:

Oonfidential Izi/omantCZl states that the subject


'ha3 been re'liably reported to be a well known
Communist.^ Born 7-12-19, NYC, graduate of
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School of Co-^ercef CCNY, 1939 Enlisted USNR


aa Enaign 2-13-42 and released from active
duty 2-16-46 aa Lieutenants Subject currently
resides #3 Stuyvesant Oval, Apt 9H, NYC

Employed BENJAMIN SONNENBLRG, 247 ^ark Ave^,


NYC, as a "Publicists" '^'onfidential ND
Informants and agency checks negative.

No

credit or criminal record.


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RErERENCE:

Bureau letter to New

York, 9-6-46.

Report of SA M. LDffARD WIUTE (A), New York,


6-13-46.

Confidential lnformant\

DETAILSi-.^

\ vh oae identity is known

to the Bureau', advised on February 17, 1942,

that subject was an applicant for an ^^nsign's


Commission in the United States Navy.

Informant stated that it had

been reliably reported that subject was a w^llitknown Coi^unist, and tl

while a student at the College of the City of ^ew York and Townsend
Harris High School, New York City^ he had the reputation of being one
of the leaders of the Communist group, and constantly associated
with the outstanding Communists
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REPORT

PUOPEBTY OF FBh-THIS REPORT IS LOANED TO YOU BY THE FBI, AND NEITHER IT MOR ITS CONTENTS ARE TO 8E DISTB10UTED OUTSIDE THE AGENCY
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at the College of the Glty of New iork Infomant ^ stated that WEI!>SSAH
"aoved to a toim in .Northern Hew Jar^y, possibly S^nervllle, where ha -

c^thed himself in a cloak of Eespectability,'' subsequent to ^d^tion

from the/College of the City of New lorka

Confidential Infonn^tC3idvlsed on July 11,

1946, that subject enlisted in the tJ. S. Kaval Reserve on February 13,

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1942. was appointed a Midshipman on July .21, 194^3


Ensijgn D-V(G)'^ USHR,
on October 21, 1942;, and a lieuten^t on Kay 1, 1945* TOSaCAH tias released '
frcm active duty on Febniaiy 18, 1948^ Sub;Jedt . had listed his residence

as 2487 Davidson Avenue, in 1943 and 506 Fort Washington Avenue' in 1945,
both in New Tork, Sew Xork*

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Confidential Informant | [advised on

Februa^ 10^ 1942, that subject gradua.tedlrom the School-of Gommerce,


College of the Gity of New York in 1939*1 [etated that subject recently had
lunch Tdth JAHET CX)HEK, "a Gommunist", during which he boasted^that ha
"put one. over on. the Havy" by failing to give any Golle^ of the City of
New Tork or Town^nd Harris Hi^ Sphool references^ ''since he was known
at both schools as a Coimunist*''

- MIHERVA TAIU)R, Maid for ABB acd SARAH

STHEQACK, 506 Fort Washington Avenue, SeW York City, advised that subject
is the 8on-in>law of her employer*

She advised that QHISSHAf! and his wife,-

iilti>RED> hai foziaerly resided at this address subisequent to his release


from lailitary service with the 0. S H.; R* and is currently residing in
downtown New York on 14th Street^
Confidential Informant T-1 advised that

CffiORQB andMILEED WEISaSAH, ages 29 and 28, respectively, are currently '
residing at #3 Stt^yvesant Oval, Apartment 9H, New Yoric City* WiSJiSSMAN.
formerly resided at 154-20-41 Avenue, Fluetoing, Long Island, New York, and .
most recently at 506 Fort Washington Avenue, Apartcaent 2B, New York City.
T-1 advised that s^ject is employed^ae a "Publicist" for Samual Qold^yn

Production, Ince, 1270 6th Avenue, New York City, since September 1947,
and was previously employed as "Manager of jPlastics" for the ABS Uanufacturing
Company, 133^ W# 19th Street, New York City. T-1 stated that subject served as

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till February Ifl, 1946# '

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Officeisanager^ Samiial Coldvyn Froduction, Incorporated^' adyieed-.
that SEISSS^AN is currently ployed by BENJiiSIH SOiaJENHERG,'2^7 Park
Avenue as a Publicist.:

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Under apprppriate'xr&text WSTSSMATJ's


current ea^loymant for BEffiAiiilN.SONNE^EERQ, 2^7 Park AvenueNew lork .
Glty, TWS'verified#>

Confidential InfonDantsF
whose identities are known to the

Bureau^ irere contacted and^could furnish no ixifoxmation pertaining to


WEtsaiAN#

Confideniial Infonnaht

was recontacted

and could furnl^ no additional information*

Confidential InformantI l^s contacted


and could furnish no infomation regarding ISEISSIAN*
the Credit Bureau of Greater Re^ York and
the .New .York Polico departments s files'failed to reflect any information,
relating to Gommunlst Party activities^

eonfi(tenfclAi Info nnantsT-l and f-2 . ,

furnished the. following description of GEOR^ ViEEISaiANi

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Address

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Apartment-911,' New York City * .


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Date of Biirth

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M^led - mfe, MliDREC MESaiiffl nee STREQ4CK
Otie'child -.PAUL (under 6 months) Publicist - Benjamin ,Sonnenberg,
2A7 Park Ayenue, New Xork City .

Publicist - Samual Goldwyn Produotion> InO^^


1270 6th Avenue, Hew Xork City

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21342 until 21846^ *Roloassd fQ?<^

active service as lieutenant*

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developed indicating that BEISa^ is currently active in Communist affairs,


this case is bei^ closed*

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION


Form No. 1

This case originated a t

NEW IDRK

RIPORT MAOB AT

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CHARACTER OP CASE

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SYNOPSIS OF FACTS:

Confi

dential Jnfomantn states that the subject


has been reliably reported to b^' a well known

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Communist. Bom 7-12-19, NYC, graduate of


School of Commerce, CCNY-, 1939 Enlisted TJSNR
as Ensign 2-13-42 and released from active
duty 2-18-46 as Lieutenant* Subject currently

resides #3 Stuyvesant Oval, Apt. 9H, NYC*


E&ployed BEIiJMIN SOKNENBERG, 247 Park Aye.,
NYC, as a "Publicist". Confidential IID

see REVER^^SIDE m

Inforioants and agency checks negative.


credit or criminal record.)?'

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Bureau letter to New York, 9-6-48.

'Report of SA H. EDWARD TItelTB (A), New York,


8-13-48.

Confidential Informant

DETAILS

[whose identity is known

Bureau, advised on Februaiy 17, 1942,

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applicant
an Ensign's
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in the^^^ted Statesthat
Navy.subject
Informant
that for
it had
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reli^i^re^igrted'^n^, subject w^s a well known Communist, and that while a

stud^^a1i;:^tM ^lle'geNbf the City of New York and Toimsend Harris High
Scho61y^6'^J^oi^ City,5 ^he'sh^ the reputation^pf being/onia of
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of

the Coiimimis%..OTpm/ and ^constantly associated-wi^-"tne:iQjitstanding Conmunists


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at the College of the City of New Toric Informant| [stated that ISEESaSAN
haoved to a'town in Northern New Jersey, possibly Saaraerville, wherei ho

clothed himself in ia cloak of Eespectabilityj" subsequent to graduation


from the College of the City of New. Torlu

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Confidential Infonnant| advis&d on-July 11^I1946, that subject enlisted-in the. Uo S. Naval Reserve on February 13, :
1942, was appointed a Midahipmari on July 21, 194^5 an Ensign D-V(G), USRR, .
on October 21, 1942; and a lieuten^t on May 1, 1945* WEIsa^ was release
from active duty on February 18, 1948*

Subject

had listed'his residence

as 2487 Davidson Avenue^ in 1943 and 506 Fort Ifeshington-Avenue in 1945


both in New York,, N,ew York.

Confidential^Infonnant [advised on
February 10, 1942,'that subject graduatedvfrom the School of Corai^erce, College of the City of New York in 1939a

stated that subject recently .had

lunch with JANETji^HEN, "a .Communist", during which, he boasted that he

"put one over on the Navy" by failing to give any Colle^ of the City of

New York or Townset^ Harris Hi^ School references, "since he was known
at both schools as a COTmunist#"

UINEKVA TAYIiDR, Maid^^^^^^ S^AH

^"-^TREGACK, 506 Fort "Washington Avenue", New York City^a^^fe^^at subject

is the eon7in-law of her employer. She advised. that^'^^^^^Sid his wife,


^MILDREID, h^ formerly resided at this address subseque^^cS^his release"

from military service with the U S N E and is currently residing in >

downtown New York on 14th Street*

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CffiORGE and MILDRED\WEISaAN, ages 29 and 28, respectively,'are currently

residing at #3 Stuyvesant-Oval, Apartnwnt 9H, New York'City

WEISSMAN

formerly resided at 154-20-41 Avenue, Flushing, Long Island, New York," and

most recently at 506 Fort Wiashingtph Avenue, Apartment 2B, Ne* Yo.rk.City-

T-1 advised that'subject is employed as a ''I^jblicist" for Samual Goldwyn-

Production, Inc., 1270 6th Avenue, New-York City, ^hce September 1947,
and was previously employed as "Manager of Plastics" for the ABS Manufadturijig
Company, 133 W. 19th Street, New York City. T>-1 stated that subject served as

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Ji 0* C0NtIEI*Ly Assistant to the

Office Itamger, Samual Goldwyn Production, Incorporated, advised

that "HEIS^AH is currently employed by BEBJAMIM SONNENBERG, 247 Park -

Avenue as a Publicist#

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Under appropriate pretext WEISaiAN*s

current employment for BENJAMIN SONNENBERG, 247 Park^ Avenue, New Tork
City, was verified. .

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Bureau, were contacted and could furnish no information pertaining to *


flElSaiAN#-

Confidential, Info mant


and could furnish no additional information#'

was'recontacted

Confidential Informant ^was

mtacted

and could furnish no infonnation regarding WEISaHAH^I j

The Credit Bureau of GrJlte^^w, York and

the New Yoiic: Police Department's files failed to refleclJ^'iany information


relating to. Comnsinist.Party activities^
Confidential InfonnantsT-l and T-2

furbished the following description of CSIORCS WEIsatAN:


Name

GER(2; ^ISa^AN

Address

#3 StiQrvesant Oval.y
Apartment 9H, Nqw York City

Age

29 (1948)

Date of Birth
Place of Birth

7-12-19-

New York City,

510|"

Height

Wei^t .

156 pounds

Race'
Hair

"White

Eyes

Complexion

. ^

Brown
Brown

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Fair

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lj scar left side of nqse on cheek

Scars and Marks.


Uarital Status'

Married - Wife, Wn^mf^SS&m iiee)^TREGACK

Snployment- '
,4

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Former Eng^loyment"
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Military Record

One chjj,d - PAUL (under 6", months)


^
Publicist - Benjamin Sonnenberg,
24.7 Park Avenue, New York City
Publicist - Samual Goldwyn Pjoduction, Inc.
1270 6th Avenue,.New York City
-USNR' 2-1342 until 2-18-46#

Released fiFom-

active service as Lieutenant*


Inasmuch as no information has been

developed indicating that HiEISaiAN is ciairently active in Communist affairs,


this case is being closed^

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CONFIDENTIAL INFOIMANTS

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The Confidential Infomants mentioned in the report

of .SA ROBERT F* ROIAL, Nqw Tork, New T^ric, March 2, 1949, are. identified
'as follows 8
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0^C6. ^/^LQfMOT-Cindufn' UNITED '^^^ttsOVERNMENT


TO

Director, FBI

nATp.,,

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March 2, 1949

SAC, New Yoric

suAect:

(^RCE^IEISaiAN
^ffPITDTTV iriifnPT?r>

SECURITY
MATTER - " C

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Of.

(B^eau File 100-357012)


is the' report
made at New Yoric, Enclosed
New York,herewith
dated March
2, 1I49.

of SA KriRFPT tt povat

r^ pap two,
4Tour attention
is directed
information
on
paragraphs
two and six
and page tc
3, the
paragraphs
one reported
two

(A)'

''t Ne; York, dated .

en-oneo.ly repox-L^ThJ:

wa., Security Matter - C, New York File 100-90930- I'


Index CarH

preparation of a Security

bfSsrSrdeT

closed,

^ISSiAN,

under date Augu^ 13, ig^s/should


^ authority of the SAC, this case is being considered

Enclosure^ - 5
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TMENT OF THE N

OFFICE OF tAe chief OF NAVAL O


WASHINGTON 23. D. C.

trom ONI

Llpis^ Ch.nneh

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MEMORANDUM for Mr. J Edgar Hoover, Director,

Federal Bureau of Investigation,

Attn;

Liaison Section.

WEISSMAH, Seorge, BT, D, 161829, USNR,

Subject:

(inacTjive)

(A) Copy DI0,3ND Conf. Itr. to Comdt.,

Enclosure

3ND, dated 17 February 1942,

same subject.

(B) Copy Conf. memorandum, dated 1 May


1945, same subject,

Enclosureia (A) and (B) are forwarded herewith

1.

for information.

2.
The Office of Haval Intelligence has been
advised that WEISSMAN was released from active duty on

18 February 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant.

,being
.
Office
Intelligence
appreciate
apprised, T5
if and
when oftheNaval
Federal
Bureau ofwill
Investigation
undertakes an investigation of WEISSMAN. Information available
through investigation will be of interest to this

office in view of WEISSMAN* s membersjhip in the United States


Naval Reserve.

William Abbott

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CONFIDENTIAL

February 17, 1942


MEMORANDUM

The District Intelligence Officer, 3ND--,

Prom:
To
:

The Commandant, THIRD Naval District.

Subject:

VffllSSMAN, George - Alleged Communist


Applicant for Commission.

reliably reported that the above

stated
to be
an applicant
mission, 1
is a well
known
Communist,

for an Ensign's Com

r n\ V
I^f^or-mant states that the Subject, while a student
t f one of Harris
High School,
N.Y.C., had
thewho
re
putation offing
the leaders
of the Communist
croup

Tc-n!?! " ^ associated v,lth the outatahdlng Coramunifts at


r r /v
states th^t Subject, who graduated from
viiie,
where
he
clothed
himself
in a New
cloakJersey,
of respectability".

vi^i^ iherr^to clothfiri\i"


possibly Sonmier-

the above Subject!

reflect nothing concerning

^he above is forwarded for your confidential

information and such action as you may deem appropriate.


cc:

ONI.

^MID

W. B. HOWE
By direction

FBI

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1 May 19^5
MEMORANDUM

Promi
Toj .

Op-l6-B-3
Op-l6-B-7-D

ATTEHTia^r

A. Haddow, Lieut-, USNR

SOBJECTi

^SSiUAll, George

ffeforence (e)i Op-l6-B-7-D Request, dated 5 April 19/V5, same


Subject

BiiPors .^corda reflect the following requested in

formation concerning Goorgo !?EISSaAM, Lieut, (jg). (D), U6KR, ^161829


(officer) and #4.04. 17 64 (enlisted)t

2/13/42

Jmlisted, A,S., V7, USSR, K- Y., N, T,; transferred


to inactive duty

7/2/42

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Recalled to.active duty and transferred to tJSNRMS,

. Columbia University

7/22/42
10/21/42
7/1/A4

Executed Oath of Office, ae Midshipman


. Executed Oath of Office as Ei\etgn, D-V(G), USNR
, Promp,tod to Lieut, (jg)

10/25/44

Reported Supervisor of Ships, UStI,. Quincy, Masoi, cfo

US^'HO^CE A BASS' (APD-IZC; mid for duty on board when


.

comaipsioned

PSRSOHiU. DATAi

12 July 1919, Wew York, 8. Z.

Born:.
Address!

24^ Davidson Ave., [JromE, N. Y#


Mildred Weissaan, 506 Fort Washington Ave., New York.

Wife;

N. Y.\
^ucation;-

Snployment:

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Townserid Harris High Schoolj College of the City of W. Y.


Editor-ajmager,"Raritan Valley News", Rariton, N. J*

file contains a letter ol^ recoramendation from Richard


Rollins, Director, Investigation Departaent. NonSectariMv Anti-Hazi League, I65 ff, 46th St,,. N. Y.,
N -Ym, which e^tB out in pai*tl that Weisssian worked
part .time, inyeetigating subversive activities in the

New-York Area from Hov. 1939 through July 1940...and his


specific assigriTaent was connected with the activities

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ONFIDEKTIAL
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0NI-165^III

of the Christian Mobilisors and the ChriBtian Front

groups in New Xorfe.because of the nature of hie work,


H was deeraed advisable to work imder the name of George
Whitman which he assjimed aiid I '"underBtaiid has continued
using...some of the reports of Mr. Keissnao were used

by official govemm^t agencies subsequently In making


important investigation on Nazi and Nazi-inspired
activities. , WeiSBman was highly recoiamended by Rollins-*
File contains a letter itfritten by Williaia G. Grane, The
College of the City of. New York, wiiich sets outt

*In accordance with your request i aw reporting to you


certain facts relating toHr. George Weissraan> who has
recently requeated that a transcript of his record at the

City College be sent to the OSS Wheeling*


Mr, WeiasEifiui wag graduated from the City College in June
1939 with ""the. degre,e of Bachelor of Business Adninistra-^

tion .Within the past six or seven iconths Mr, ffeisafflan .


has been active in defense activities.

Prior to June

194-1/however, Mr, Weissman was connected with various


Hioveaents- opposed to armaraent and war in the United

States Hft^was. prominent n'eraber of the American Student


Union, and during the year before he was graduated he was^
e(?itor of T^he Ticker, the school paper at the School of
Business, and Civic Adininietration. This Jjaper eponsbredsuch movements as opposition to appropriations for thd
United States Navy and urged that stud^i'ts and faculty
subscribe to.the so-called Oxford pledge, not to engage
in war under any circurastances* It is true .this attitude
toward war was. spraewhat changed with respect to tJie-revo-lution in Spain, In, the year following his graduation
Mr* Weissnan was employed by an organisation to travel
about the United States^ Most, of his activity in this'
position consisted or organizing units of the America
Student Union,,

J. X). iJazlewoodf

Lieut, (jg),. UStJR

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The captljfi^S^
irSf
vho jrou a<}vlsed was
T9l. lQlQ/nH
born ^ly 12.__19X2u^
and is Viee Chairman of l^ilip SJorris^

tticorpora^i^j 100 Patk Avenue,. Kew 7ork, Hew York^ may l>e

identical with one^^George Wciissnan, boirn July 12, 1319, at


Kbw York City,
the subject of a security-type
iovdstigation conducted by this Bureau in 1948 and 1949

when he was reported to have, been an active m^br-0.f

toe CparoiBlatLi^ty <CP).

He reportedly was"ac^I^in CP

activiti^ while- a student with an antiwar reputation at


City College of Hew York and entered the United States ^vy
with a

United States Naval ^serve o2flcer*s coxozziission

in 1942 without r^^rting his alleged CP interests. He


was released frcm active duty in 1946. The FBI investi
gation could not establish his nembership or activity in
(100-357012-2)

In 1971j a confidential source who has furnished


reliable information In the past advised that the Business

Executives ilove for Peace in Vietnam (BSIS) was registered /


with the Congress of the United States as a registered
(
political lobby and disclosure of it leadership is on file^^^

with Coneress>

Among the businessmen protesting American

involvement in Vletnaia and prmninent in BSI the source

named *X*eorg W^ssman,, Presidcait, Killlip fiSorris Tobacco


Caapany."

(3.00-448287-78 page 2)
The central files of the FBZ, Including the
records of our Identification Division, contain no additional
pertinent information concerning the above-captloned individual
based upon background information submitted in connection
with this naiae check request..
Asst. 0\
Admin

SrE

SIDh FOR

ADD. OlSStfvii.JAiiON.
Can. In
iMnt.

Per request of Miss Jane Dannenhauer, Staff Assistant


(Security), The White House.

NOTE:

mpectiA
Intsll.

Labototery _
Plan. 8> Ev1. _

Spe. In*
Training

OCT ) I 1973

Lagol Coun.

TalapKon* Rn.
Director S*e'y

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