BiographyCummins, Robert Adair b. July 28, 1916, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (Ann Arbor, Michigan); Graduated from the University of Michigan, BA; Single; Journalist and Student; YCL 1935 and CP February 1936; Received Passport# 433504 on June 4, 1937 which listed his address as 1420 Golden Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Detroit, Michigan; Sailed June 16, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on June 28, 1937; Served in the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; BDE Estado Mayor, operations; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. August 9, 1995, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Superior, Michigan).
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 545, ll. 108 (fiche); USSDA 53:0509; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 17, No. 2, Fall 1995, p. 6; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Robert Cummins, Brigade Runner, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0146. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.