Gus Hall

Birth Name: Arvo Kustaa Halberg

Date of Birth: October 8, 1910

Place of Birth: Cherry Township, Minnesota, U.S.

Date of Death: October 13, 2000

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Finnish

Gus Hall was an American politician. He was the leader and chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), as General Secretary of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA, from 1959 to 2000.

He was the Communist Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984.

Gus was the son of Sanna/Susanna/Susan Kaisa Juho-Heikintytar (Hautakangas/Hauta-aho) and Matti/Matt Mikko/Mike Kustaanpoika Halperi/Halberg. His parents were Finnish emigrants, from Lapua.

He was married to labor leader Elizabeth Mary Turner, with whom he had two children.

Gus’s paternal grandparents were Gustaf/Kustaa Mikonpoika Halperi/Hallberg (the son of Mikko Mikelinpoika Harsila and Maija Reetta Antintytar Leschell) and Sanna Valpuri.

Gus’s maternal grandparents were Juho Heikki Juhonpoika Hautakangas and Sanna Maria Alasaari/Alasaaren.

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