Patrick B. "Paddy" Whalen
Patrick B. "Paddy" Whalen had a long history as a labor activist on the railroads. He was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World before becoming active in the Communist Party-aligned Martine Workers Industrial Union in New York.

He fought for and won many concessions for sailors and when he moved to Baltimore in the mid 1930s led strikes, organized relief and recruited seamen and others into the Communist Party.

He led the integration of crews and the surrounding waterfront and fought for integrated housing around the big defense plants that ringed the city.

Despite having a draft deferment as a port agent during World War II, he entered the Merchant Marine where he was killed when a Nazi torpedo sunk his ship.
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