Lovestone, Jay

Alternative names
Dates:
birth 1897‑12‑15
death 1990‑03‑07
Gender:
WorldCat, crnlu, oac, LC, VIAF, syru, NLA, harvard, nyu, duke

Biographical notes:

General secretary, Communist Party, U.S.A., 1927-1929, and Communist Party (Opposition), 1929-1940; executive secretary, Free Trade Union Committee, American Federation of Labor, 1944-1955; assistant director and director, International Affairs Department, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1955-1974.

From the description of Jay Lovestone papers, 1904-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870674

Biographical Note

Moved to the United States
Early teens became interested in DeLeonite Socialist Labor Party and shortly thereafter joined Socialist Party
Attended City College of New York and became a member of the Socialist Study Club which was affiliated with the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. In 1917, became president of the society's branch at C.C.N.Y.
Graduated, City College of New York
Held a number of jobs and at various times attended classes at the City College of Accounting, New York University Law School, and Columbia University
Helped to organize the left wing sections of the pro-Communists in New York. Later became delegate to the founding convention of the American Communist Party.* [*The American Communist Party underwent several reorganizations and name changes during the time Jay Lovestone was a member. Please see Series Description for further information]. He was elected to the Program Committee and the First Central Executive Committee
Assistant Secretary, Communist Party
National Secretary, Communist Party
Author of The Government -Strikebreaker, a study of government intervention in the strikes of 1921-1922
Organization Secretary, Communist Party
General Secretary, Communist Party
Ousted from Communist Party by Iosip Stalin
Founder and head of Communist Party Opposition known as Lovestoneites or Lovestone Group.* [*The Communist Party Opposition underwent several name changes during the time Jay Lovestone headed the group. Please see Series Description for further information].
Committee to Defend America -Citizens for Victory
Director, International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), Political Department
Director, International Affairs Department
Executive Secretary, American Federation of Labor (AF of L), Free Trade Union Committee
Director of International Publications, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Assistant Director of International Affairs Department, AFL-CIO
Director of International Affairs Department, AFL-CIO
Consultant on International Affairs, ILGWU and AFL-CIO
Died, New York City

From the guide to the Jay Lovestone Papers, 1906-1989, (Hoover Institution Archives)



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