I have reached a dead end in my search for information about Tom Johnson, who was the CP's district director in lower Dixie in 1930-31. Published literature and Comintern records confirm that he left the region in the spring of 1931 because of a "nervous breakdown." However, I found that within six weeks, back in New York, he was raising funds for the so-called Harlan County strikes, and four months later was in Kentucky and Tennessee, in charge of them. He returned to New York in the spring of '32, where I lose track of him until 1935, when a pamphlet of his about Dixie, obviously written in 1934, was published. After that, I can't find any records mentioning him.
Does anyone know what might have become of him?