David Goldway

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David Goldway was chairman of the editorial board of Science & Society, a quarterly journal of Marxist scholarship. He died, in July 1990 after a car accident near his home in Truro, Mass. He was 83 years old.

He was survived by his wife, the former Rosalyn Hersh; three daughters, Linda Keen of Leonia, N.J., Mary Ellis of Manhattan and Ruth Goldway of Santa Monica, Calif., a son, Marty Kalb of Delaware, Ohio, a brother, Arthur Gallway, and a sister, Evelyn Ariesohn, both of Venice, Florida[1].

Subversive activities

In the 1940's and 50's Mr. Goldway was a teacher and administrator at the Jefferson School of Social Science, a center of left-wing study in Manhattan.

He had taught English at Townsend Harris High School in New York until 1941, when he was dismissed for refusing to sign a waiver of immunity when called to testify before a New York State legislative committee investigating claims of subversive activities in public schools. He later became an English instructor at City College[2].


Mr. Goldway was the co-editor of two collections of works by Marx, Engels and Lenin, including "Dynamics of Social Change: A Reader in Marxist Social Science, from the Writings of Marx, Engels and Lenin" with Harry Martel and Howard Selsam.

He joined the editorial board of Science & Society in 1967 and soon became its central figure[3].


  1. NY Times July 28, 1990
  2. NY Times July 28, 1990
  3. NY Times July 28, 1990