Frederick Vanderbilt Field

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Frederick Vanderbilt Field

Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: February 01, 2000 (94)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bradhurst Osgood Field and Lilan Field (Sloane)
Brother of William Bradhurst Osgood Field, Jr.; Marjorie Lila Field and Mary Augusta Field

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About Frederick Vanderbilt Field


Frederick Vanderbilt Field (April 13, 1905 – February 1, 2000) was an American leftist political activist and a great-great-grandson of railroad tycoon Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, disinherited by his wealthy relatives for his radical political views. Field became a specialist on Asia and was a prime staff member and supporter of the Institute of Pacific Relations. He also supported Henry Wallace's Progressive Party and so many openly Communist organizations that he was accused of being a member of the Communist Party. He was a top target of the American government during the peak of 1950s McCarthyism. Field denied ever having been a party member but admitted in his memoirs, "I suppose I was what the Party called a 'member at large.'"

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April 14, 1905
New York, New York County, New York, United States
February 1, 2000
Age 94
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States