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Earl Browder

Born: May 20, 1891

Death: Jun 27, 1973

Birthplace: Wichita

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Earl Browder

Date of Birth : May 20, 1891
Date of Death : Jun 27, 1973
Birth Place : Wichita

Earl Russell Browder was an American political activist, functionary and leader of the Communist Party USA. Browder is best remembered as the General Secretary of the CPUSA during the 1930s and first half of the 1940s. During World War I, Browder served time in federal prison as a conscientious objector to conscription and the war. Upon his release, Browder became an active member of the American Communist movement, soon working as an organizer on behalf of the Communist International and its Red International of Labor Unions in China and the Pacific region. In 1930, following the removal of a rival political faction from leadership, Browder was made General Secretary of the CPUSA. For the next 15 years thereafter Browder was the most recognizable public figure associated with American Communism, authoring dozens of pamphlets and books, making numerous public speeches before sometimes vast audiences, and twice running for President of the United States.


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