Junius Scales

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: leader of the U.S. Communist Party and the only person ever arrested just for being a Communist in the U.S. who was convicted after a six year court battle in 1961 but whose sentence was commuted by John Kennedy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke

 

Born: March 26, 1920

 

Died: August 5, 2002

 

Location: Pine Bush, New York