W. Marvin Smith

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all files on W. Marvin Smith.

W. Marvin Smith (August 16, 1895 – October 20, 1948) was a long-time employee and attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice who testified in the Hiss-Chambers Case in August 1948 and then mysteriously died on October 20, 1948.


The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joseph Lloyd

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Joseph Lloyd


I am appealing this request as a sufficient search wasn't performed as the only docents produced were a transcript of a speech.

Please perform the search again properly this time.

- Joe

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.