BiographyCooper, Jack (Leavitt, Jack [real name]; Levitt, Isidore); b December 8, 1910, Riga, Latvia; Latvian; Single; Painter (member of Fisher Body Local UAW in Cleveland); CP January 5, 1931; Received Passport# 399708 which listed his address as 10627 Morison Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio; Arrived in Spain via Setcases June 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Estado Mayor; Later as the Commander of the BDE Special Machine Gun Company; Rank Teniente, later promoted to Captain; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army, February 1944 to February 1946; d. February 6, 1979, Dade County, Florida.
Source: Sail (under Levitt); Cadre; Figueres List; XV BDE; Pay; RGASPI (under Levitt); POW.
Lt. Cooper’s Haul by S. F.; The Volunteer for Liberty, V.2, No. 30, August 26, 1938, reprinted The Volunteer Blog, posted September 21, 2018.
Photographs: Isadore Levitt (Jack Cooper), Brigade Machine-gun Company, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0147. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries, and below RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 875.