BiographyKeenan, Thomas Michael (Kennan, Thomas Martin Laffan); b. March 6, 1916, Brooklyn, New York; father Francis E. Keenan (1899-1918), mother Margaret A. Laffan (1897-?); Seaman (NMU); CP October 1937; Travelled on a Seaman’s certificate; Domicile 2018 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on May 16, 1938; Returned to the US December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; Wife Mina Holly; d. March 21, 1995, West Palm Beach, Florida, cremated.
Sibling: half-brother John Venish (1924-?).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI; (obituary) Paul J. Jarvis, “Thomas Keenan,” The Volunteer, Volume 17, No. 2, Fall 1995, p. ; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Thomas Keenan Interview, ALBA V 48-093, January 25, 1987, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 8; folder number 24; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: Thomas Keenan in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 920; and from his Application for Seaman’s Certificate of Protection.