Lawrence, William.


Lawrence, William. (Lazarovitz, Itzrael; Lazar; Lazarre; Lazarowitz; Lazarowich); b. July 7, 1903, Kishinev, Russia (now Romania); Russian American; Textile worker and Party functionary; CP 1922; Sailed March 27, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain via Nuria on August 9, 1937; Served as the Commissar of American Base; Represented the American contingent at Albacete; Returned to the US in November 1937; d. December 1, 1971, NYC.
Sources: Figueres List; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0708, 56:0837; Jane Lazarre, The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter.
Photographs: William Lawrence, Harry Haywood, and Ed Bender. VALB/ALBA; and RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 930.