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  Mangaoang, Baba Jeanne "BJ"
NameBaba Jeanne "BJ" Mangaoang
Previous Name01/01/1935 - 01/01/1954 Baba J. Decker
Seattle, Washington , United States
Born September 22, 1915
DiedOctober 20, 2007 (92 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 05, 2012 02:20pm
Tags Widowed -
InfoBorn Baba Jean Sears in Bellevue in 1915 to an attorney father and homemaker mother, Mangaoang joined the Communist Party while studying for an MA in American Literature at the University of Washington in 1938. She quit her studies a year later to spend her time working for the party, including involvement with the front organization, Washington Commonwealth Federation. In the late forties, she first met Ernesto Mangoang, a Philippine-American union activist in the Cannery Workers' Local during a trial to deport him: they married in 1954. Ernesto died of cancer in 1968, aged 66. In the 1950s, BJ went underground. More recently, she ran for mayor of Seattle (in 1979 and 1985) and for governor of Washington in 1988. Between 1976 and 2001 she chaired the party in Washington.



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Nov 05, 2007 10:00am Obituary B.J. Mangaoang, longtime Communist leader, 92  Article Thomas Walker 

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