Buck, Timothy

Born: Jan 06, 1890? AD
Died: 1973 AD.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Engineers


1891 - Born on January 6th in Beccles, England. British machinist, trade unionist, communist leader.

1910 - Buck immigrated to Canada in search of a better living.  

         - He was soon immersed in radical working-class politics in Toronto.

1921 - Buck later claimed to have been a founding member of the Communist Party of Canada, organized in a secret meeting in a barn near Guelph, and soon became a leading architect of its trade-union policy.

1929 - Buck emerged as the party's general secretary, a post he held for 32 years.

1932-1934 - He spent over 2 years in jail and 3 years underground during WWII when his party was banned.

1962 - He retired as general secretary of the Communist Party of Canada.

1973 - Died on March 11th in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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