Newman, Sol.

Biography

b. August 15, 1908, NYC; Attended the City College of New York and Syracuse University; Single; Taxi driver; CP December 1935, unit agitation and propaganda, Taxi Drivers Union, AFL; Received Passport# 366195 on February 9, 1937 which listed his address as 667 West 161st Street, NYC (522 W. 145th Street, NYC); Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 15, 1937; Served with the 1st Regiment de Tren, 2nd Squadron; Served at Brunete, Aragon and Madrid; Returned to the US on October 1, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army, stateside service, tank training; d. March 9, 1999.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 561, ll. 23 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 953, ll. 59-; ALBA 081 Sol Newman Papers; Canadian; (obituary note) The Volunteer, Volume 21, No. 4, Fall 1999, p. 21-22; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Sol Newman in Spain. Photograph courtesy Sol Newman.