Mary Metlay Kaufman (November 9, 1912 - 1995) is a New York activist and the husband of Frederick Kaufman.
National Lawyers Guild
Nuremburg War Trials
From 1947 to 1948, Kaufman served on the prosecution team of the U.S. Military Tribunal in Nuremburg, Germany, in the case against the international chemical cartel, I.G. Farben (United States v. Krauch).
Works Progress Administration
From 1933 - 1937, Kaufman worked for the Remedial Reading Program of the Works Progress Administration while she studied for her law degree, attending night classes at St. John's University Law School. After being admitted to the New York bar in 1937, she continued her organizing work with WPA legal projects and was involved in the Lawyers' Security League, an organization of lawyers working with the WPA.
Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner
On April 28, 1966 Mary Kaufman was a sponsor of the Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner. The dinner was held on the occasion of Herbert Aptheker's 50th birthday, the publication of his 20th book, and the 2nd anniversary of the American Institute for Marxist Studies. It was held in the Sutton Ballroom, The New York Hilton, Avenue of the Americas, 53rd to 54th Street, New York City. Most speakers, organizers and sponsors were known members or supporters of the Communist Party USA.
Communist Party reformer
In 1991 Mary Kaufman, New York, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party"-most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.
- Dinner Program for the Herbert Aptheke Dinner, April 28, 1966
- Addendum to Initiative document Nov. 13 1991