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Labor Unions
Politician members in New Jersey

  Barbara S. Abbott (b. 1930) — also known as Barbara Straight — of Edison, Middlesex County, N.J.; Metuchen, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Mannington, Marion County, W.Va., November 30, 1930. Republican. School teacher; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1965; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Federation of Teachers; Order of the Eastern Star. Still living as of 1981.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ardas Leo Straight and Nellie (Starkey) Straight; married 1961 to George Norman Abbott IV.
  George Breitman (1916-1986) — also known as Albert Parker; Philip Blake; Chester Hofla; Anthony Massini; John F. Petrone; G. Sloane — of Newark, Essex County, N.J.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 28, 1916. Socialist. Became a socialist agitator in Newark, N.J., 1935; arrested about 1936 and charged with inciting riots; jailed for a week; founding member of the Socialist Workers Party, 1937; member of its National Committee, 1939-81; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1954; editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper, The Militant, 1941-43, 1946-54; writer under several different pen names; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan. Member, International Typographical Union. Expelled from the Socialist Workers Party for "disloyalty," 1984. Died, following a heart attack, in Beekman Downtown Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 19, 1986 (age 70 years, 50 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Breitman and Pauline (Trattler) Breitman; married 1940 to Dorothea Katz.
  See also Wikipedia article
John C. Butterworth John C. Butterworth (1870-1952) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, 1870. Socialist. Naturalized U.S. citizen; silk weaver; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1949; on October 6, 1924, during a strike at the silk mills in Paterson, N.J., while the city was under martial law, he and other strikers and supporters were arrested and convicted of unlawful assembly; the convictions were later overturned by the New Jersey Supreme Court; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1924, 1932, 1934, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1946; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Industrial Workers of the World. Died in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., October 17, 1952 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Paterson (N.J.) News, October 18, 1952
  Edward Capps (1866-1950) — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 21, 1866. University professor; U.S. Minister to Greece, 1920. Member, American Association of University Professors; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died in 1950 (age about 83 years). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Reid Capps and Rhoda S. (Tomlin) Capps; married, July 20, 1892, to Grace Alexander.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Woolsey Cole (1906-1978) — also known as Charles W. Cole — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass.; New York. Born in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., February 8, 1906. University professor; President of Amherst College, 1946-60; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1961-64. Presbyterian. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Association of University Professors; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; American Historical Association; American Economic Association. Died in 1978 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas Gerard Dunn (1921-1998) — also known as Thomas G. Dunn; Tom Dunn — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born April 9, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., 1964-92; defeated, 1961, 1992; member of New Jersey state senate 21st District, 1974-77; defeated (Re-elect Experience, Courage), 1977; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 20th District, 1991-93. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Died, from prostate cancer, in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., February 11, 1998 (age 76 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James E. Gano Jr. — of Bridgewater, Somerset County, N.J. Democrat. Business representative for Local 262, IBEW; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly District 8, 1973. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Still living as of 1973.
  Paul Joseph Krebs (1912-1996) — also known as Paul J. Krebs — of New Jersey. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 26, 1912. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1965-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1972. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in Hallandale (now Hallandale Beach), Broward County, Fla., September 17, 1996 (age 84 years, 114 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Raymond M. Pocino — also known as Ray Pocino — of Cranbury, Middlesex County, N.J.; Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J.; Lawrenceville, Mercer County, N.J. Democrat. Labor leader; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Wesley A. Taylor (b. 1906) — of East Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Mays Landing, Atlantic County, N.J., July 12, 1906. Republican. Bookbinder; Secretary and Business Representative, Bookbinders Local Union #62; delegate to New Jersey AFL and other labor councils; vice-president, Allied Printing Trades Council; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Essex County, 1947. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence A. Taylor and Almeda S. (Henry) Taylor.
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