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Buck, Timothy

Born: 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.