New Republic. 3/7/55, Vol. 132 Issue 10, p12-14. 3p.
MATUSOW, Harvey Marshall, POLITICAL parties, CITY council members, CIVIL rights, UNITED States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, COMMUNISM, HUMAN rights, and UNITED States
The article presents information about the political career of politician Harvey Marshall Matusow. In 1946, Matusow joined the American Youth for Democracy and in 1947 he became a member of the Communist Party. Between this year and 1951, he sold books at the Jefferson School in New York, tended a switchboard at Communist Party County headquarters, worked for People's Songs Inc., became a charter member of the Labor Youth League and the Young Progressives of America, enrolled in the Civil Rights Congress, the American Labor Party and the Progressive Party, worked for the re-election of Communist Ben Davis as New York City councilman and joined the United Office Workers, one of the unions expelled by the CIO. In February 1950, Matusow became an informer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.