Richard O. Boyer

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Richard Owen Boyer (January 10, 1903 – August 7, 1973) was an American freelance journalist who, before appearing at a Senate hearing, had contributed profiles to The New Yorker and written for the Daily Worker. He was implicated in Winston Burdett's June 1955 testimony before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee as a Communist. The Senate subpoenaed Boyer in November 1955 and he testified the next January.

At the hearing, Boyer refused to answer questions about his affiliations with the Communist Party, under the protection of the Fifth Amendment.[citation needed]

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