Frank Spector

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Frank Spector , a longtime Communist Party USA leader in California who was once ordered deported to the Soviet Union, has died of cancer at the age of 87, according to a friend.

The friend, Dorothy Healey, a former member of the Communist Party, said that Mr. Spector died October 1982 in Los Angeles. Mr. Spector arrived in the United States from his native Russia in 1913.

By 1930 he had been arrested several times for Communist organizing activities. He was ordered deported but he stayed in the United States after the Soviet Union refused to accept him.

He moved to California in 1921 and helped organize strikes in the agricultural industry in the Depression and in the Hollywood film industry after World War II.

He leaves a wife, Elizabeth Spector, a son, three daughters and several grandchildren.[1]

Tribute to Ben Dobbs

On Sunday, June 7, 1981, the Los Angeles Chapter of the New American Movement sponsored a Tribute to Ben Dobbs for "His lifelong commitment to socialism". The event was held at the Miramar-Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, California. Sponsors of the event included Frank Spector.[2]



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  2. Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981