Founding Members of THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA Convention was held Sept. 1-7, 1919 in Chicago, IL The total number of delegates was variously reported as 137 and 138. The names of 127 Regular delegates, 1 Alternate, and 5 without state identification appear here. Members of the Michigan Minority group denoted by MICH.
M.J. Golos [Los Angeles, Russian]
K. Kleingal [San Francisco]
Irene Smith [Los Angeles] (* withdrew to join CLP convention)
Hyman J. Costrell [Jewish Federation]
Harry Anderson [Rockford] MICH.
E. Bolcheunas [Cook Co., Lithuanian]
Fred Bulwan [Cook Co., German]
Isaac E. Ferguson [Cook Co., Anglo]
F.G. Harrison [Evanston]
E.B. Hewlett [Rockford]
S. Janulis [Moline, Lithuanian]
S.A. Kopnagel [Cook Co., Russian] -- Chair of Resolutions Committee, on Credentials Committee
Joseph Kowalski [Cook Co., Polish]
J.R. Minewich [Chicago Heights]
George Selakevich [Cook Co., Croatian]
Alexander Stoklitsky [Cook Co., Russian]
G. Shklar [Cook Co.]
D.W. Spiro [Cook Co.]
Joseph V. Stilson [Cook Co., Lithuanian] -- Chair of Credentials Committee
Harry M. Wicks [Cook Co., Anglo] MICH.
Steve Benkowich [Gary]
Michael Bolic [Whiting]
Alex Gromaduck [Indiana Harbor]
John Kurpeikis [Clinton, Lithuanian]
N. Nagorowe [Gary, Russian] <----HE WAS A DEPT. OF JUSTICE SPY
John Schodel [Ft. Wayne]
D.C. Whiteneck [Wabash]
Osadohy [Kansas City]
D. Zimmerman [Baltimore]
John J. Ballam [Anglo, of Latvian descent]
Pascal P. Cosgrove [Anglo]
John Schwartz [Boston, Latvian]
Thomas Shisky [Boston, Latvian]
[Ms.] Marion E. Sproules [Anglo]
Dennis E. Batt [Detroit, Anglo] MICH.
A. Biegelman [Detroit, Jewish]
M.V. Breitmeyer MICH.
J.K. Danta MICH.
Daniel Elbaum [Detroit, Polish] -- on Credentials Committee
D.E. Earley MICH.
George Eastman MICH.
August Herman MICH.
John Keracher [Detroit, Scottish] MICH.
Oakley C. Johnson [Anglo] MICH. -- on Rules & Procedure Committee
William Krispenz MICH.
Al Renner [Anglo] MICH.
Carlton Talbott MICH.
Clara Strong Broms
Charles Dirba [Latvian]
Alex Georgian [Minneapolis, Russian] -- on Rules & Procedure Committee
Henry M. Tichenor [St. Louis] (* withdrew to join CLP convention)
J. Dudinsky [Essex Co.]
Christ Mandaw [Essex Co.]
B. Krasauskas [Elizabeth, Lithuanian]
John E. Klawin [Passaic Co.]
A. Rogozek [Hudson Co.]
Alvin Rogozik [Bayonne]
Semen Semenoff [S. River, Russian]
George Askenuzi [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY]
Louis A. Baum [Bronx]
Alex Bittelman [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY, Jewish Fed.]
Carl Brodsky [Local Greater NY]
Joseph B. Brodsky [Local Greater NY]
Charles Brower [Local Kings Co. Left Wing]
Max Cohen [Local Greater NY]
Louis C. Fraina [Local Greater NY]
H. Hiltzik [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY, Jewish Fed.] -- on Rules & Procedure Committee
Fannie Horowitz [Local Greater NY]
Nicholas Hourwich [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY]
Irwin E. Klein [Local Yonkers]
John Komerowski [Local Rochester]
J.J. Kravsevich [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY]
Paul H. Ladan [Ukrainian Branch of NY]
Edward I. Lindgren [Local Kings Co] (* withdrew to join CLP convention)
William Leslie [Local Buffalo] MICH. -- on Rules & Procedure Committee
Jay Lovestone [Bronx, Anglo of Jewish descent]
Meyer Lunin [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY] -- on Credentials Committee
S. Miller [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY]
E. Missin [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY]
Sam Nessin [Local Kings Co. Left Wing]
Maurice L. Paul [Local Queens Co.]
Charles M. O'Brien [Local Rochester] MICH.
Arthur Panesik [Local Binghampton]
Rubin [Bronx ] -- ALTERNATE
Frederick Schuman [Local Buffalo] MICH.
P. Sparer [Local Kings Co. Left Wing] -- Chair of Young Peoples Communist League at the Convention.
Rose Pastor Stokes [Local Greater NY, Anglo of Jewish descent]
George A. Till [Local Buffalo] MICH.
Oscar Tyverovsky [Russian Revolutionary Org. of NY]
Morris Zucker [Local KIngs Co.] -- on Rules & Procedure Committee (* withdrew to join CLP convention)
Julius Daubaras [Local Cuyahoga Co., Lithuanian]
Guy H. Hulse [Local Galion]
Anthony Patuk [Local Cuyahoga Co., Ukrainian]
C.E. Ruthenberg [Local Cuyahoga Co., Anglo] -- on Rules & Procedure Committee; Chair of Constitution Committee
Bernard Tamarkin [Local Cuyahoga Co.] MICH.
Scott Wilkins [Local Lima]
R. Alexander [Local Philadelphia]
Juozas Baltrusaitis [Local Pittsburgh, Lithuanian] -- on Credentials Committee
Anthony Bankauskas [Local Monessen, Lithuanian]
William G. Doll [Local Coatsville]
A. Forsinger [Local Philadelphia, Latvian] -- on Credentials Committee
D.G. Jones [Local Philadelphia] -- on Rules & Procedure Committee
K.B. Karosas [Local Philadelphia, Lithuanian]
M.L. Olkin [Local Philadelphia, Ukrainian] -- on Credentials Committee
A.A. Rosenthal [Local Philadelphia]
Thimothy Sokol [Local Pittsburgh]
E.N. Yeskevich [Local Schuylkil Co., Lithuanian Branch]
P.R. Pratt [Local Pleasant Valley]
Joseph A. Dementis [Local Milwaukee] - Lithuanian
L.Z. Rethy [Local Kenosha]
NAMES APPEARING IN BoI REPORTS, NO STATE GIVEN
Glauberman -- on Education Committee
Irvin Klein -- on Education Committee
John Komorowsky -- on Education Committee
Solomon -- on Education Committee
John Sungail -- on Education Committee
Source: Report of Credentials Committee read at Convention by Joseph Stilson, reports of Agent James O. Peyronnin, BoI/DoJ Investigative Files, NARA M-1085, reel 931, file 313846.