Steffans, Robert William.

Biography

Steffans, Robert William. (McCarthy, Frank; Steffens); b. July 7, 1908, Chicago, Illinois; father Alfred Bernard Steffens (1872-?), mother Amelia Heppe (1878-1961); Attended University 1926-29 and 1932-33; Married; Journalist; CP 1936; Received Passport# 31794, San Francisco series, on September 29, 1937 which listed his address as 40-C Arch Street, and 30 Rech Street, both Redwood City, California; Sailed October 20, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on October 31, 1937; Served with 35th Battery, 4th Group, Commissar and Sargento; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. February 23, 1962 in Santa Monica, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Steffens); Figueres List; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #171238600.
Photograph: Robert Steffans in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 994.