Biographyk-Colver, Robert Coughlin (Hitchcock, Douglas); b. August 7, 1912, NYC; Graduated from the City College of New York with a BA, then attended Georgetown Law for 1 year; 6 months prior military service in the National Guard, Coastal Artillery; Single; Clerk and Fingerprint expert Social Security Administration; CP March 1935 (1934), unit organizer; Received Passport# 411617 on May 13, 1937 which listed his address as 308 West 78th Street, NYC (236 W. 70th Street, NYC); Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, WIA at Fuentes, hit in the leg; after recovery sent to OTS and graduated January 1938, BN secretary, briefly worked as a clerk in the camp; To front as a Company Adjutant, Rank Sargento; Killed in action April 1, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Hitchcock); Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 552, ll. 37 (under Hitchcock, fiche); Opis 6, Delo 910, ll. 50, 52 (under Hitchcock, OTS evaluation); USSDA 2:0460. Code A
Photograph: Douglas Hitchcock, MacKenzie-Papineau Secretary, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0637. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.