Ruth Young

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Template:TOCnestleft Ruth J. Young (1938 - Jan. 27, 2007) had been the managing editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.[1] She was the editor of a literary magazine, Primavera. She was also married to Dr. Quentin Young.

New American Movement

In 1981 the Lucy Parsons Chapter of the New American Movement and friends honored Milt Cohen and Vicky Starr for their many years of activity in the causes for people's progress and democracy. The members of NAM listed were: Alba Alexander, Bill Barclay, Dan Gilman, Roger Gilman, Debby Holdstein, Rob Persons, Miriam Rabban, Ralph Scott, Julie Skurski, Peg Stroebel, Monty Tarbox and Ed Kucinsky.

The friends of NAM listed were: Florence Green and Ben Green, Bob Reed of Seattle, Judy MacLean of San Francisco, Max Gordon of NYC, Quentin Young and Ruth Young of Chicago, Clarence Lipschutz and Peggy Lipschutz of Evanston, Miriam Bazell, Florence Gibbon of Chicago, Bronwen Zwirner of New Bedford, Leonard Lamb and Constance Lamb of Astoria, Helene Susman and Bill Susman of Great Neck, Corinne Golden of Chicago, Robert Havighurst and Edythe Havighurst of Chicago, Sara Heslep, Sandy Barty, Clara Diamont, Pete Seeger, Steve Nelson, Hannah Frisch, Sue Cohen, Gil Green of NYC, Joan Powers, Clarence Stoecker and Rebecca Hobbs of Chicago, James Bond of Oakland, Pat McGauley, Gabby Rosenstein of Santa Monica, Karl Cannon and Fay Cannon of Camarillo, Loriel Busenbard and Steven Starr, Daniel Starr, Beth Starr and Bob Starr (children of Vicky Starr) were listed as friends of the Lucy Parsons Chapter of the New American Movement.[2]

Harold Washington for Mayor of Chicago

Circa late 1982, members of the Citizens Committee/Harold Washington for Mayor of Chicago (in formation) included Ruth Young.[3]

Salute to Harold Washington

On April 6, 1983, the Hyde Park Herald published an endorsement from the Hyde Park/Kenwood Citizens Committee of Democratic Party Chicago mayoral candidate Harold Washington. Signatories to the endorsement included Ruth Young and Quentin Young.[4]

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

As at April 1984, Ruth Young served as Managing Editor on the staff of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists journal.[5]

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

In 1992 Ruth Young and Quentin Young were members of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, a long time front for the Communist Party USA, then dominated by members of the newly formed Committees of Correspondence.[6]

Crossroads Fund Donor

In 2003 Quentin Young and Ruth Young were listed as having donated between $250 - $499 to the Crossroads Fund between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003.[7]



  2. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  3. Undated circa late 1982, HWAC Mayoral Campaign Records, Box 5, Folder 1
  4. Hyde Park Herald April 6, 1983, page 8
  5. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 40, No. 4, April 1984, page 28
  6. CCDBR 1992 membership list
  7. Crossroads 2003 Financial Report