James Britt Donovan was an American lawyer and Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he helped draft the legislation setting up the Central Intelligence Agency. He earned public attention as a defense lawyer for a Russian spy leader. He worked as an agent for the Kennedy administration, negotiating deals with Fidel Castro, and with the Russian government for the release of a captured U-2 spy plane pilot, for which he won the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
1962 New York State Democratic Ticket[edit | edit source]
- Governor: Robert Morgenthau
- Lieutenant Governor: John J. Burns
- Comptroller: Arthur Levitt, Sr.
- Attorney General: Edward R. Dudley
- US Senate: James B. Donovan
James B Donovan was a partner in Watters and Donovan, and worked with the prominent insurance and admiralty law firm of Donovan, Donovan, Maloof and Walsh. John Patrick Walsh was his law partner.
References[edit | edit source]
- Photographing the Holocaust. By Janina Struk. Page 153.
Robert Wagner, Jr.
|Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate from New York (Class 3)
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