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Harry Edward Neal

Harry Edward Neal, American author. Recipient Albert Gallatin award United States Treasury Department, 1957, Exceptional Civilian Service medal United States Government, 1957. Member Association Former Agents United States Secret Service (president 1974-1975).


  • Neal, Harry Edward was born on May 4, 1906 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Walter Carlos and Lillian Mae (Crandall) Neal.

  • Education

    • Student, Shields Business College, Bristol, Connecticut, 1923.


    • Stenographer General Electric Company, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1923-1925. Stenographer United States Post Office Department, Washington, 1925-1926. With United States Secret Service, Treasury Department, Washington, Albany, New York, New York City, 1926-1931, secret service agent, 1931-1939, executive aide to chief, 1939-1956, assistant chief, 1956-1957.

      Retired, 1957

      Security consultant United States Banknote Corporation, New York City, 1958-1961.


    • Before Columbus: Who Discovered America?
    • Presents several theories concerning the first discoverers of America and describes pre-Columbian voyages of exploration by the Irish, the Norsemen, the English, and others.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Association Former Agents United States Secret Service (president 1974-1975).


    • Married Helen G. Armstrong, May 8, 1929 (deceased March 1965). Children: Barbara (Mistress Alfred Dinsenbacher), Harry Edward. Married Berniece Marie Raymer Roer, July 15, 1965.
    • father: Walter Carlos Neal
    • mother: Lillian Mae (Crandall) Neal
    • spouses: Helen G. Armstrong
    • Berniece Marie Raymer Roer
    • children: Barbara Neal (Mistress Alfred Dinsenbacher)
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    • 1923
      Shields Business College
    • 1923 - 1925
      Stenographer General Electric Company
      Pittsfield, Vermont, United States
    • 1925 - 1926
      stenographer United States Post Office Department
      Washington, United States
    • 1926 - 1931
      with United States Secret Service
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1931 - 1939
      with United States Secret Service
    • 1957