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William Gary Ryan Swan


Swan, William G. Ryan

Swan, William Gary Ryan. (William G. Ryan, William C.), Married, POCT, CP 1928, received passport# 382097 on March 31, 1937 which listed his address as 4227 North 19th Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 36 yrs. old, Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, served time in a SIM prison, WWII declared himself to be a conscientious objector and served time in a federal prison, Post-war joined the IWW and served as the editor of the IWW journal Industrial Worker from 1950-51.

Sources: SACB, Cadre (under Swan, Wm. Gary), XV BDE, Matt White "Wobblies in the Spanish Civil War" ASR (Anarcho-Syndicalist Review), 42/3,Winter 2005-6, pp 44-5. [May be two different volunteers]

Photograph: William Ryan (Swan) testifying before the Dies Committee. Web oldsaltbooks.wordpress.com.



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