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George E. Deatherage of Virginia was an engineer by training. As an engineer Deatherage authored several books on construction.

Today he is best known because of his controversial political activities. He wrote speeches for General George Van Horn Moseley.[2] He was also the founder of a later version of the racist Knights of the White Camellia and the American Nationalist Confederation.[1] As such Deatherage was an important player in domestic and international anti-Jewish circles in the 1930s and 1940s, including collaboration with the notorious Welt-Dienst/World-Service propaganda agency headed by German Ulrich Fleischhauer. Both were also defendants in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944.


1.^ Under Cover, p. 140, by John Roy Carlson, (1943). 2.^ See Philip Jenkins, Hoods and Shirts: The Extreme Right in Pennsylvania 1925-1950 (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), especially chapter 8: "Fascism and anti-war activism in the United States 1939-45" online at

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