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Record: KANTOR, MARVIN -----
Sources: HSCA, Vol. XII, p. 364; CIA 1004-400; CIA 1188-1000; HSCA Reel 9, Box 7, Folder J, K (AMKW 7)
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DOB: 5/9/34. POB: New York, NY. Parents Irving and Sarah Brodsky Kantor. Married Lis Petersen (Danish girl) in Copenhagen 8/13/61. Educ. Copenhagen Univ, 1961. Fordham Univ., M.A. 1962. Univ of Michigan, Ph.D. 1966. Lecturer in Slavic Languages Univ of Michigan, 1964-66. Brooklyn College of City Univ of New York, Brooklyn, NY, asst Professor of Russian, 1966-67. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, asst. prof. of Slavic languages, 1967--. He was a student in Minsk in 1961. Lived with aunt and uncle (mother's sister). Russians tried to recruit him then threw him out of Russia. He was interviewed in Copenhagen by CIA May 3 and 4, 1961. He went back to Russia 6 or 7 years later and received a phone call from the same Russian diplomat who had tried to recruit him in 1961 (just a "social call"). 1952-55, Kantor was an enlisted Marine. Had been to Cuba in the Carribean and to Yugoslavia. Marina was taking English at Univ of Mich in March 1965 at same time Kantor was lecturing there. CIA apparently wanted to keep Marina and Kantor apart and asked help from FBI.

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