William B. Spofford

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Rev. William B. Spofford

American Youth for Democracy

In the late 1940s, American Youth for Democracy was the youth wing of Communist Party USA.

In 1944 William B. Spofford was a national sponsor of American Youth for Democracy.[1]

ACLU Member

As at Feb. 8, 1946, William B. Spofford served on the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union.[2]


  1. Spotlight, April, 1944
  2. Letter from Ernie Adamson, Chief Counsel, ACLU to Hon. Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 1946