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Bigelow, Emerson

Emerson Bigelow U.S. Navy WWII
Emerson Bigelow U.S. Navy WWII

Date of Birth: 1/26/1896
Died On: 1/1/1966 Last Residence: 20037 Washington, District of Columbia
Street Address: Highland Road
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: USN-15

Emerson Bigelow was born in New York in 1896. In Rye his family lived on Highland Road. Emerson served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Emerson Bigelow lived on Highland Road and served in both WWI and WWII, in the former as an Ensign in the Navy and in the latter in the Office of Strategic Services. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the O. S. S. He was an expert in financial matters and declassified documents indicate that he traced Nazi gold to Switzerland and the Vatican for safekeeping.

Emerson Bigelow, an expert on foreign exchange for the Office of Strategic Services and a former financial consultant to the State Department, in Washington. He was 69. Mr. Bigelow was in charge of financial reports for both the secret and nonsecret operations of the Office of Strategic Services in the Second World War. He was associated with the Central Intelligence Agency, until 1948, and then served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense until he retired in 1958.
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