Cornell, Charles

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Cornell, Charles Gender: M
Charles Olney Cornell
born on 14 March 1911 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Cochise, Arizona, 32n07, 109w55
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°07 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°14'


American Communist. While a teacher in San Francisco in the 1930s, he became active in the American Trotskyist movement and joined the newly founded Socialist Workers Party in 1938. From June 1939 to August 1940, he served as one of Leon Trotsky's bodyguards while Trotsky was living in exile at Coyoacán, Mexico.

Cornell could not prevent the fatal attack on Trotsky on 20 August 1940, which was carried out by the Stalinist agent Ramón Mercader, who had infiltrated the household and stabbed him in the back of the head with an icepick. With Joe Hansen, Cornell overwhelmed the assassin and handed him over to the police. On his return to the USA, Cornell remained a member of the Socialist Workers Party in New York City for a couple of years. Eventually he went into the real-estate business, first in Connecticut, and later in Arizona. He died on 1 January 1989.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other associate with Trotsky, Leon (born 7 November 1879). Notes: Bodyguard


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate:


  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Law : Security guard (Leon Trotsky's bodyguard)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist)