Swan, Thomas.

Biography

Swan, Thomas. b. January 31, 1905, Theodossia, Russia (birth name Simon Svenchansky), To the US September 1, 1923 from Italy, Naturalized citizen by Bronx Court, Bronx, New York, October 2, 1930; Married; Painter and Draftsman; CP; Received Passport# 366323, Domicile Chicago, Illinois; 32 years old on return; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 7, 1937; Served in Transport; Repatriation medical; Returned to the US on September 24, 1937 aboard the De Grasse; d. June 1977, NYC;.
Sibling: brother Alexander Svenchansky.
Sources: Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 27, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937. Code A1
Photographs: Dan Kramen and Tom Swan; International Brigade Archive, Moscow: Select Images, Folder 188: 15th International Brigade Volunteers, Portraits, 1937-38, Box 2, Folder 15; ALBA Photo 177; ALBA Photo number 5/189/44. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.