Vol.62/No.26 July 6, 1998
Ray Plemmons, a longtime socialist
Raymond Plemmons, a former member of the Socialist
Workers Party, died June 13 in Sacramento, California, of
cancer. Ray was a longtime participant of the maritime union
fraction in New York during the late 1940s and '50s. Because
of his activities in the fraction and his ideas, he became a
victim of the infamous witch hunt that also claimed a lot of
victims in the maritime and elsewhere. In the early '60s Ray
moved to California where he worked as a skilled steam
fitter until he retired. Ray was born in Idaho in June 1924.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Hazel, and his
nephew Raymond Garza.
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