Hugh Cleland

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Hugh Cleland (1922-1995) was a New York activist.

DSA contact

In 1995 Hugh Cleland was Suffolk County Democratic Socialists of America contact.[1]


Hugh Cleland, a longtime socialist activist and founding member of DSA. passed away on Valentine's Day. Hugh played many roles in DSA, and was the chair of the Suffolk County, New York local.

The following reminiscence is by Karen Marie Gibson and Jeff Lacher, who were the 1992-93 co-chairs of the DSA Youth Section.[2]

"Hugh will certainly be missed by a great many. Not just within DSA, but at SUNY Stony Brook, where he taught History, and at the Long Island Progressive Coalition, where he pursued much of his activism, and in the hearts of his family and many friends.[3]


  1. Dem. Left, Jan./Feb. 1995, 29
  2. Dem. Left, March/April 1995, page 21
  3. Dem. Left, March/April 1995, page 21