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    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.

Mike Garza

Colusa, California

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