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Politicians Who Received the Lenin or Stalin Peace Prize
(U.S. Politicians only)

in chronological order

  Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) — also known as Howard Fast; "E. V. Cunningham"; "Walter Ericson" — of Teaneck, Bergen County, N.J. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 11, 1914. Communist. Novelist; in 1950, suspected of sedition, he was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he refused to name fellow members of the Communist Party; convicted of contempt of Congress and sentenced to three months in prison; awarded the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953; American Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1952. Jewish. Died in Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., March 12, 2003 (age 88 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Barney Fast and Ida (Miller) Fast; married, June 6, 1937, to Bette Cohen; married 1999 to Mercedes O'Connor.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) — also known as W. E. B. Du Bois — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Accra, Ghana. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., February 23, 1868. College professor; sociologist; historian; civil rights leader; Pan-Africanist; one of the founders of the NAACP; received the Spingarn Medal in 1920; member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1949; American Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1950; in 1951, he and four other leaders of the Peace Information Center, which was alleged to be acting on behalf of the Soviet Union, were indicted for their failure to register as foreign agents; the case was dismissed in 1952, but his passport was withheld until 1958; awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1959. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. In 1895, he was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Died in Accra, Ghana, August 27, 1963 (age 95 years, 185 days). Entombed at Du Bois Memorial Centre, Accra, Ghana.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Du Bois and Mary Silvina (Burghardt) Du Bois; married, May 12, 1896, to Nina Gomer; married 1951 to Shirley Graham.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk
  Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) — of Ausable Forks, Essex County, N.Y. Born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., June 21, 1882. Artist; writer; member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1945; American Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1948; vice-chair of New York American Labor Party, 1949; chairman of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, 1957-71; this organization and its leaders were investigated for subversion by the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities; received the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967. Died in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., March 13, 1971 (age 88 years, 265 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Essex County, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994) — also known as Linus Pauling — of California. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 28, 1901. Chemist; university professor; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1962; received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962, and the Lenin Peace Prize in 1968-69. Unitarian; later Atheist. Died, from prostate cancer, in Big Sur, Monterey County, Calif., August 19, 1994 (age 93 years, 172 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, Lake Oswego, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Pauling and Lucy Isabelle (Darling) Pauling; married, June 17, 1923, to Ava Helen Miller.
  See also Wikipedia article
Angela Davis Angela Yvonne Davis (b. 1944) — also known as Angela Davis — Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., January 26, 1944. Communist. Following a violent escape attempt at the Marin County (California) Hall of Justice, August 7, 1970, in which several people were killed, she was implicated as an accomplice and fled; later arrested in New York, tried, and acquitted in 1972; awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1979; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1980, 1984; during the Communist coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, she supported Gorbachev, and subsequently left the Communist Party; university professor. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sallye E. Davis; brother of Ben Davis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Library of Congress
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