Hugo Oehler

Hugo Oehler (1903-1983) was the member of the Communist Party, an active trade unionist and the CP district organizer in Kansas. Oehler later became a member of the Communist League of America, after controversy arose in relation to his demands that Trotskyists be permitted to rejoin the party. He joined the Revolutionary Workers League and visited Spain during the Spanish Civil War as a reporter, where he was arrested for spying while trying to return home. He later split with the Trotskyists after a disagreement over Marxism in 1934.