Howard Fast

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Howard Fast (1914 - 2003) was a pro-Communist writer who was cited for contempt of Congress in 1946 for refusing to produce records of the Communist-dominated front organization cited on the Attorney General's list of subversiveorganizations known as the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. He was convicted in Federal courts on July 16, 1947, and jailed following a Supreme Court decision upholding his conviction.

During World War II Fast worked in the Office of War Information. Fast was a reciepient of the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. Howard Fast was a member of the Communisrt Party.[1]