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Arthur Wynn (Arthur Henry Ashford Wynn) was born on 22 January, 1910 in United Kingdom, is a Civil servant. Discover Arthur Wynn’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 91 years old?

Popular As Arthur Henry Ashford Wynn
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Age 91 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 22 January 1910
Birthday 22 January
Birthplace United Kingdom
Date of death (2001-09-24) London, England
Died Place N/A
Nationality United Kingdom

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Who Is Arthur Wynn’s Wife?

His wife is Lieschen Ostrowski (div) – Margaret (Peggy) Moxon (his death)

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Wife Lieschen Ostrowski (div) – Margaret (Peggy) Moxon (his death)
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Children 3 sons, 1 daughter

Arthur Wynn Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Arthur Wynn worth at the age of 91 years old? Arthur Wynn’s income source is mostly from being a successful Civil servant. He is from United Kingdom. We have estimated
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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Source of Income Civil servant

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Wynn is the grandfather of the historian and author Adam Tooze. Tooze’s book, The Wages of Destruction (2006), is dedicated to Wynn and his wife, Peggy.


Arthur Wynn died in London in 2001 and his ashes were buried on the west side of Highgate Cemetery.


The real name of “Agent Scott” first came to light when the KGB permitted access to its files in 1992. The double life of Wynn was exposed in The Weekly Standard magazine by historians John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr and former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev.

The KGB refused to divulge “Agent Scott”‘s name in 1992, prompting media speculation of a series of moles. When the KGB confirmed the existence of “Agent Scott” in 1996, the mole was incorrectly described as an Old Etonian, a Scotsman and a member of the Foreign Office: Wynn was none of these. Those accused of being “Agent Scott” therefore included former diplomat Sir David Scott Fox and Sir Peter Wilson, the former chairman of Sotheby’s.


Post-retirement, with his wife he became a prominent medical researcher and social commentator, particularly in the area of nutrition. Their papers were widely published and read, and used by many politicians to advance their own political agenda. Through their publications, the Wynns struck up a friendship with Tory MP Peter Bottomley. Tory leadership hopeful Keith Joseph based a 1975 speech on their published article for the Child Poverty Action Group examining the issue of poverty and single parenthood. Joseph’s interpretation of the article lost him the support of Margaret Thatcher, who decided to run for the leadership herself.


Moved by a series of post-war coal mining disasters, he switched his attention to mining safety. After the nationalisation of the coal industry in 1948, Wynn became director of mining safety research at the Ministry of Fuel and Power. He was the National Coal Board’s scientific member from 1955 to 1965, and then a senior civil servant in Tony Benn’s Ministry of Technology until his retirement in 1971.


This team Wynn recruited became the basis for the Oxford spy ring. Another Oxford student that Wynn recruited was David Floyd. Floyd joined the British Diplomatic Service and spied for the Russians in Moscow at the UK military mission and the British embassy from 1944 to 1947 and then was posted to Belgrade. Wynn also identified and offered to recruit students from the University of Cambridge and the University of London, but his handlers urged him to be more “selective. There should be no mass recruitment.”


During the Stalinist purges, the KGB’s London recruiting station was briefly closed, but “Agent Scott” appears to have maintained contact, and by 1941 he was recruiting additional sources.

From information uncovered by Vassiliev, a memo dated July 1941 from Pavel Fitin, the KGB’s war time head of counter-intelligence, to KGB chief Vsevolod Merkulov, named “Agent Scott” as Wynn. It also identified “Scott’s” recruiters as London based NKVD controller Theodore Maly, and Austrian-born spy Edith Tudor-Hart, who also recruited Kim Philby:


Intending to specialise in trade union law in partnership with Sir Stafford Cripps QC, Wynn studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, and was called to the bar in 1939. During World War II, Wynn worked as a technical specialist on secondment at electronics company A.C. Cossor, working on projects that include IFF radar and advanced navigational aids for RAF Bomber Command.


He returned to England, dissolved his marriage, and moved to Oxford for further study. While at the University of Oxford he joined the Clarendon Club, and met and married Margaret ‘Peggy’ Moxon, a student and a fellow member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. They married in 1938, and had four children (three sons and a daughter). In the following year, Arthur and Peggy Wynn wrote a study of the financial connections of the Conservative establishment which they published as “Tory M.P.” It was published in the USA as “England’s Money Lords”; the Wynns published under the pseudonym ‘Simon Haxey’.


Recruited by Edith Tudor-Hart in 1936, Wynn was the Soviet spy known as “Agent Scott” of the KGB. Wynn created the less prominent Oxford spy ring, in some sense the University of Oxford “counterpart” to the Cambridge Five.

The name Agent Scott first appeared in Soviet files in October 1936. In the 1998 book The Crown Jewels by writer Nigel West and the former KGB officer Oleg Tsarev, the NKVD London station reported a significant intelligence coup, stating that Edith Tudor-Hart had recruited “a second Sohnchen,” the code name used for Kim Philby. The memo further stated that “in all probabilities, they offer even greater possibilities than the first.”


Arthur Henry Ashford Wynn (22 January 1910 – 24 September 2001), was a British civil servant, social researcher, and recruiter of Soviet spies for the KGB.