Keller, Fred Paul.

Biography

Keller, Fred Paul, Jr. b. June 4, 1913, NYC; Attended Columbia University for 4 terms; Prior military experience in the form of Parochial Military School; Single; Driver and Building Mechanic; American Labor Party 1936 and Spanish CP; Received Passport# 450877 on June 1, 1937 which listed his address as 1346 6th Avenue, NYC; Sailed June 5, 1937 aboard the Lancastria; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 21, 1937;  Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co. Commissar; Promoted to BN Commissar appointed October 13, 1937 by Dave Doran; Later with the Mackenzie-Papineau BN;  Served at Belchite and Fuentes de Ebro; Returned to the US on June 24, 1938 aboard the Washington; Post war was married to Ruth Davidow; WWII Armed forces.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; Repatriation List (5/14/1938, ll. 181); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 455, ll. 89-90.   Code A
Fred Keller Interview, ALBA V 48-095 to 48-096, April 2, 1985 and undated, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 9; folder number 24; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: Fred Keller, Political Commissar, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0940; // Kid Cane, Jack Freeland, Ralph Thornton, Fred Keller; kneeling Cyp Kochnski; Lincoln-Washington Machine-Gunner Company Sec. 3, Crew 5; The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0707. Both 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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