BiographyByrne, Dr. Albert Barnitz b. September 9, 1893, Fort Thomas, Kentucky; AMB; Father Bernard Byrne (1853-1910), mother Bertha Byrne (1875-?); Attended West Point 1913-1916, was sent to Walter Reed because of illness; Graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1932; Divorced (Married nurse Thelma Erickson on February 22, 1938 in Valencia); CP; Received Passport# 6260, New York series, on January 15, 1937 which listed his address as 404 East 61st Street, NYC; Doctor; Served with the Republican Medical Services; Arrested by SIM March 11, 1938 and held at Monte Olivete; Released on June 10, 1938; Traveled to England and stayed there from June until early July; Returned to the US on July 26, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; After Spain marriage to Erickson dissolved after the birth of their son Kenneth R. Byrne; Byrne lost his job and ended up working as a camp doctor for the CCC. WWII, worked in Walter Reed Hospital; d. April 17, 1978, Uvalde, Texas, cremated in San Antonio, Texas.
Siblings: step brother Bernard A. Byrne (1899*1910), step sister Betty Byrne (1904-?).
Source: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 172 (fiche Canadiense); Scope of Soviet Activity; Ancestry L-W Tree. Code A