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 Sigel, Paul MacEachron, 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.