Leo Whitaker

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Leo Whitaker

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 Leo Whitaker.[1]

Los Angeles DSA

In the early 1980's Leo Whitaker was a leading member of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[2].

As at August 5, 1989, Leo Whitaker, Los Angeles, California, was listed as a possible California Local Representative for the Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

California DSA “Key” list

In 1993 Leo Whitaker of Glendale, California was on a list of “Key’ California Democratic Socialists of America contacts.[4]

In 2002 Leo Whitaker was a leader of San Fernando Valley Democratic Socialists of America. .[5]



  1. Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
  2. LA DSA membership list, undated Steve Tarzynski papers
  3. Possible California Local Reps. for August 5, 1989 Palo Alto Meeting
  4. CA DSA Key list January 24 1993
  5. Dem. Left Winter 2002