Upton Close born Josef Washington Hall (February 27, 1894 - November 13, 1960) was an explorer, adventurer, journalist, author, and radio commentator. He wrote several books on the Far East and contributed thousands of articles to magazines and newspapers. In the 1940s he became a radio commentator and was one of the few on the radio who were critical of FDR and his agenda. After the war he became associated with right-wing and nationalist causes and collaborated with anti-semites like Robert H. Williams and Gerald L. K. Smith. In December 1947 he disavowed his association with Smith. Upton Close gave his first radio broadcast in 1924. In the 1940s he became more isolationist and became a persistent critic of FDR. In December 1944 he was canceled by NBC radio due to Jewish pressure. For a short period he broadcasted over the Mutual Radio network until 1946. He had lived in Hollywood, Califorina and in November 1947 moved back to Washington DC. He retired in Mexico and died in 1960 near Guadalajara in an auto collision with a train. He published his commentaries in a bulletin called Closer-Ups. Robert H. Williams went on to produce a newsletter called the Williams Intelligence Summary where he exposed Communist and Zionist infiltration of the government, which he saw as part of a conspiracy.
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