Bill Haywood

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Birthday
4, 1869
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
May 18, 1928 (59)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1869
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
May 18, 1928 (59)

About

Founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World and member of the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of America. He was convicted of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 during the infamous Red Scare.

Before Fame

He was permanently blinded at age nine after injuring himself while cutting a slingshot with a knife.

Trivia

While temporarily out of prison during the appeal of his conviction, he fled to Russia. He lived there for the rest of his life.

Family Life

His father was a rider for the Pony Express.

Associated With

He was a member of the Socialist Party of America, led by Eugene Debs.