Levenson, Leonard Bertram.

Biography

Levenson, Leonard Bertram. (Ebing, Lyn), b. July 2, 1913, New York; City College of New York, 2 years followed by Graduation from New York University Law School, LLB; Single; Lawyer with the FBI; CP July 15, 1935 (1932); Received Passport# 421927 on May 24, 1937 which listed his address as 38 Sutton Place, NYC, and 1402 15th Street NW, Washington, DC; Sailed May 29, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on June 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Estado Mayor, Sniper and Observer; Later Company Commander and Adjutant BN Commander; XV Corps, Special MG BN, Co. 1, Section Leader and Acting Company Commander; Served at Fuentes del Ebro, Teruel, Retreats and Ebro Offensive; WIA three times October 13 and 15, 1937 and January 15, 1938; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. August 7, 2005, NYC.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; RGASPI; ALBA 151 Leonard Levenson Papers; Len Levenson, “From Benicasim, to Brownsville, to Seattle,” The Volunteer, Volume 21, No. 2, Spring 1999, p. 21; Len Levenson, “The Road to Spain,” The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 4, Fall 2000, p. 10; Len Levenson, with Bob Coale, “A Return to Spain,” The Volunteer, Volume 25, No.1, March 2003, pp. 10- 18; (obituary) Bob Coale, “Leonard Levenson, 1913-2005,” The Volunteer, Volume 27, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 21-22. Code A
Photographs: Leonard Levenson, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 933; and New York University Volunteers, (standing) Leonard B. Levenson and Emanuel Mandel; (kneeling) Paul MacEachron, Paul Sigel, and Elkan Wendkos at Azaila, Spain, October 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0729. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.