Benjamin Gitlow

Benjamin "Ben" Gitlow (December 22, 1891 – July 19, 1965) was a prominent American socialist politician of the early 20th century and a founding member of the Communist Party USA. During the end of the 1930s, Gitlow turned to conservatism and wrote two sensational exposés of American Communism, books which were very influential during the McCarthy period. Gitlow remained a leading anti-communist up to the time of his death.[1][2]

Benjamin Gitlow
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 3rd Bronx district
In office
January 1, 1918  December 31, 1918
Preceded byoffice created
Succeeded byRobert S. Mullen
Personal details
Born(1891-12-22)22 December 1891
Elizabethport, New Jersey
Died19 July 1965(1965-07-19) (aged 73)
Crompond, New York
Political partySocialist
Workers
Communist

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