Gary Severson

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Gary Severson

Gary Severson is based in Chaska, Minnesota



  • Former Social Studies/History Teacher at Kennedy Senior High School
  • Former Program Director at Employment Action Center
  • Former SS Teacher at Wabasso High School

Early Life

Severson worked at the North Dakota State Mill as a night watchman while going to college in the late 60s.[1]

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Gary Severson, Minnesota, 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.[2]

CPUSA Farm Commission meeting

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In December 1999, a Communist Party USA meeting was held at the May Day Bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the purpose of re-establishing the Communist Party USA Farm Commission.

Party members present were Erwin Marquit, Helvi Savola, Jack Brown, Peter Molenaar, Morgan Soderburg, Bill Gudex, Mark Froemke, Scott Marshall, Gary Severson, Mike Madden, Becky Pera, Charlie Smith and Tim Wheeler.[3]

Mark Ritchie (now Secretary of State for Minnesota) also attended and addressed the meeting. In a written report on the meeting by Tim Wheeler, Ritchie is referred to as a "non-party friend" of the Communist Party. The report was marked "not for publication". Click here for the entire report.[4]

Communist Party MLK tribute

On January 19, 2002, the Communist Party USA newspaper, Peoples Weekly World published a signed tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..

We salute Dr. King’s courage and vision. He saw and struggled for an America and world that can be. We pledge in his memory to work to reorder our nation’s priorities “so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.”

Signatories included Gary Severson . Almost all signatories were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[5].

Voted for Mark Dayton

On Oct. 12, 2010, Severson voted in an online poll which asked, "Who do you support for the Governor race?" Severson voted for Mark Dayton, and commented,[6]

"to raise and make rich pay there 30 persent and no write off"

Titovets connection

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Gary Severson October 5, 2015.

With Ernst Titovets at In Dallas at The Egyptian Lounge where Jack Ruby hung out in 63.

Gary Severson Pictured is Dr. Ernst Titovets from Minsk, Belarus. He is a neurology researcher & was Lee Harvey Oswald's companion for 2 years when Oswald tried to defect from the US in 1959 & the Soviets assigned him to a radio factory in Minsk from 59-62.

New member phone bank


New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those invited to participate on on Facebook included Gary Severson.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference.

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate.

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[7]

Those invited on Facebook included Gary Severson.