Gordon, Dave.

Biography

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 via Massanet on June 22, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Later with the Albacete Commissariat staff; From 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, Enlisted January 3, 1944; Private First Class; WIA; d. June 21, 1973, NYC, buried in Long Island National Cemetery; Served as Editor of the Daily Worker.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; XV BDE; Pay; RGASPI; L- W Tree Ancestry, (obituary) New York Times; (obituary) The Volunteer, August 1973; Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean MasseĢ to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #2688081.
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.