Lutz, Frederick George.

Biography

Lutz, Frederick George. b. December 9, 1904, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; father Martin Lutz (1873-?), mother Mary J. Lutz (1873-?)Attended technical High School for 4 years and college 1 year; ROTC 1 year; Single; Electrician (working for the US Department of Agriculture); CP 1936, section agit. prop.; Received Passport# 361635 on January 14, 1937 which listed his address as 101 (104) Winthrop Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey; Sailed January 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain on February 1, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Commissar; appointed Intendencia Commissar on September 15, 1937 by Dave Doran; BDE Estado Mayor Paymaster, last unit (September 1938) BDE, Estado Mayor; Rank Teniente; Served at Jarama, Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Teruel and Retreats; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Married, two sons Carl and Brian; d. May 28, 1988, West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees, Camden, New Jersey.
Siblings: brothers Elwood K. Lutz (1900-?), and John Lutz (1903-?), sisters Irene Lutz (1913-?), and Louise “Minnie” Lutz Randolph (1913-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre;Lincoln, Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 455, ll. 89-90; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Frederick Lutz, Political Commissar, Intendencia, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0663. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.