Herrick, William.

Biography

Herrick, William (Harvey; Horowitz); b. January 10, 1915, Trenton, New Jersey; Russian American; father Nathan Horvitz, mother Mary Saperstein; Graduated High School in 1932; Union Organizer in the Fur Trade; CP; Received Passport# 358324 on December 22, 1936 which listed his address as 210 West 21st Street, NYC; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, MG Co., Section Leader; WIA February 22, 1937. Jarama; After several months in the hospital and two operations, a bullet was still in his neck, published an American news bulletin; Returned to the US on September 30, 1937 aboard the Normandie; Wife Jeannette Wellin; d. January 31, 2004, Old Chatham, New York.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 22, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Jumping the Line and Hermanos!(obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 2, June 2004, p. 23; (obituary) “William Herrick, 89, Novelist on Espionage, Is Dead,” New York Times, Feb. 9, 2004; (online obituary) New York State Writers Institute State University of New York; (obituary) The Newark Advocate, February 9, 2004; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a- Grave #8370601. Code A
Photograph: Hy Roseman and William Harvey (Herrick). Photograph by Peter Stackpole for Life Magazine.