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Obituary: Robert Housley

We regret to record the death on 24 February of Robert W. Housley in Long Beach. California, at the age of ninety-one. While in his teens he joined the BSP in Manchester but soon became disenchanted with their analysis. He then joined the SPGB and continued to be a socialist until his death.
During the First World War and the early twenties he wrote a number of articles for the Socialist Standard. He emigrated to the United States in the mid twenties and continued to write and support the WSP. His last article was a highly critical review of Sidney Hook’s Toward the Understanding of Karl Marx in the early forties for the Western Socialist. His wife Evelyn preceded him in death four years ago.
We extend our sympathy to his son Conrad.