Biography(William Fahey); b. November 5, 1908, Washington, District of Columbia; Father Walter J. Fahy (1882-1936), mother Beulah (Dickinson) Fahy (1882-1957); 2 years Black Mountain College, North Carolina; Reporter; Socialist Party 1931, CP September 1931, and Spanish CP September 1937; Received Passport# 4919, New York series, on February 21, 1936 which listed his address as 311 East 21st Street, NYC (on return listed 155 Christie Street, NYC); Arrived in Spain on May 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Auto Park; 24th/59th BN Company Commissar and BN Commissar (?); Returned to the US on September 10, 1938, aboard the De Grasse; Married Kathleen Robbins McInerny (1913-?) December 25, 1938 in St. Joseph, Indiana, son Juan Bradley Fahy (1948-?); d. July 1, 1947 NYC; Noted as having quit the Socialist Party after the May days in Barcelona.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; XV BDE; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0524; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A