Stanley Graze, born in New York City. Graze was a second lieutenant in the US Army and economist by profession. He graduated from and lectured at the City College of New York and had a master's degree from Columbia University. He was employed by various Wall Street firms, the State Department, and the United Nations.
Stanley was the brother of Gerald Graze, both were listed in the 1948 Gorsky Memo, allegedly identified as government officials related to the Soviets. Graze was also listed in the FBI Silvermaster File, which was compiled during the Cold War to assess Soviet presence in the US Government. The FBI placed surveillance over his interaction with Victor Perlo. It remained unclear whether the cryptonym "DAN", was in fact Graze. Graze was later cleared by an internal review board. Like many Americans at the time, he was charged due to McCarthy's "Red Scare".
While working as an officer in the Office of Strategic Services, Graze participated in intelligence missions in Europe, based out of London during World War II. Graze received an Honorable Discharge at the end of his military service.
- Haynes, John Earl; Vassiliev, Alexander (2009). Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-15572-3.
- Visit the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) for the full text of Alexander Vassiliev's Notebooks containing more information on Graze's involvement in Soviet espionage