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John Gollan

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John Gollan

John Gollan (2 April 1911 - 5 September 1977) was a leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB).

Born in Edinburgh, Gollan joined the CPGB and the Young Communist League (YCL) aged sixteen. He became a signwriter but was soon imprisoned for distributing an anti-militarist leaflet. In 1932 he was released and began working for the party.

Gollan became the Editor of the YCL's newspaper, then Daily Worker, and in 1954 he became the party's Assistant General Secretary. In 1956 he became the party's General Secretary and immediately had to deal with the drop in membership following the Soviet crushing of the Hungarian Revolution. He held the post until 1976, when he resigned following ill health, and died the following year.

References

  • Graham Stevenson, Compendium of Communist Biography

External links

  • John Gollan Archive Marxists Internet Archive
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jock McBain
Secretary of the Scottish District of the Communist Party of Great Britain
1941 - 1947
Succeeded by
Bill Lauchlan
Preceded by
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Assistant General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
1947 - 1949
Succeeded by
George Matthews
Preceded by
Mick Bennett
National Organiser of the Communist Party of Great Britain
1954 - 1956
Succeeded by
Bill Lauchlan
Preceded by
Harry Pollitt
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
1956 - 1976
Succeeded by
Gordon McLennan
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