About James Walker Benét
James Walker Benét (1914 – December 16, 2012) was an American journalist, author, and former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED. Benet was one of the last surviving veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of American volunteers during the Spanish Civil War who fought for the Republicans as part of the International Brigades.
- He was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington D.C., who wanted information on his time in Spain during the war. While Benét appeared before the committee, he refused to their questions, a position supported by his superiors at the San Francisco Chronicle. The House Un-American Activities Committee ultimately took no action against Benét.