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Dave Gordon


Gordon, Dave

Gordon, Dave. b. January 25, 1909, Dimitovka, Russia, Russian American, Attended Wisconsin Experimental College, Single (Married), Paper worker and CP organizer, CP 1929 (1924) section organizer; received passport# 402087 on April 30, 1937 which listed his address as 1614 Walnut Street, Toledo, Ohio (535 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, New York); Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania, Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain on June 26, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Albacete Commissariat staff, June through September was with the XV BDE, Estado Mayor, rank Soldado; Returned to the US on March 3, 1939 aboard the Manhattan, WWII US Army, Infantry, WIA, d. June 21, 1973, NYC, Served as Editor of the Daily Worker.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, XV BDE, Pay, RA, Ancestry, (obituary) New York Times, (obituary) The Volunteer, August 1973,  Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean Massé to Jim Carmody, November 30, 1988;  .

Photograph: David Gordon, Commissariat, August 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0234. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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