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Fred Fine

Fred Fine was a Chicago activist.


Fred Fines was the Labor Secretary of the Illinois Communist Party USA in 1947.[1]

Fred Fine was a leading member of the Communist Party USA in the 1950s.[2]

Communist Party splits

When the Communist Party USA, entered its period of crisis following the Khrushchev report to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) on the crimes of Stalin, there arose within the Party in the U.S. at least four different factions. The first of these was the right wing, led by Daily Worker editor John Gates, Fred Fine, and others. The second was the center grouping, led by Eugene Dennis, the Party’s general secretary. The third was the “left,” led by William Z. Foster, Bob Thompson, and Ben Davis. The fourth was the so-called “ultra-Left,” which called itself the Marxist-Leninist Caucus. It was this grouping, out of which grew the Provisional Organizing Committee to Reconstitute the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, with which Noel Ignatin was associated.[3]

Washington nominee


In 1984 Chicago Mayor Harold Washington nominated Fred Fine as his Cultural Affairs Commissioner.[4]

Tribute to Golub and Montgomery

ON November 16, 1989, Fred Fine and Doris Fine served on the Tribute Committee for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Tribute to Leon Golub and Lucy Montgomery, held at the Congress Hotel, Chicago.[5]

Paul Robeson 100th Birthday Committee

In 1998 the Paul Robeson 100th Birthday Committee "With recognition to those who launched this campaign and those who gave guidance and leadership to the Committee’s activities."

George Bailey, Timuel Black, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Fred Fine, Don Goldhamer, Kevin Horton, Ife McWorter, Nancy Mikelsons, Joe Powers, Sr., Ramon Price, Mark Rogovin, William Scott, Woodie T. White[6].


  1. Chicago Maroon Oct 24 1947
  2. [Workers Voice, June 6 1984, page 2]
  3. Noel Ignatin, The POC: A Personal Memoir CoverF irst Published: Theoretical Review No. 12, September-October 1979
  4. [Workers Voice, June 6 1984, page 2]
  5. Tribute to Golub and Montgomery: Program, Nov. 16, 1989