Ella Goldberg Wolfe

Age: 103

with her husband, Bertram Wolfe, created the Communist Party of the U.S., hoping to form a “workers' paradise.” In the 1920s, the couple courted both radicals and artistes and went underground to evade capture during the red scare. By the 1970s, both had become Reagan Republicans.

Died: Palo Alto, Calif., Jan. 8, 2000

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