Founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World and member of the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of America. He was convicted of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 during the infamous Red Scare.While temporarily out of prison during the appeal of his conviction, he fled to Russia. He lived there for the rest of his life.He was a member of the Socialist Party of America, led by Eugene Debs.BEFORE FAME
He was permanently blinded at age nine after injuring himself while cutting a slingshot with a knife.PERSONAL LIFE
His father was a rider for the Pony Express.FUN FACTS
Bill Haywood were born on Thursday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 26 days until Bill Haywood next birthday.
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