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League for Industrial Democracy Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Leonard Dalton Abbott (1878-1953) — also known as Leonard D. Abbott — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Westfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Liverpool, England, May 20, 1878. Socialist. Writer; editor; Social Democratic candidate for New York state treasurer, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1906; candidate for New York state senate 15th District, 1910; president, Free Speech League, predecessor of the American Civil Liberties Union. English ancestry. Member, League for Industrial Democracy. Died, in Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., March 19, 1953 (age 74 years, 303 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Lowe Abbott and Grace (Van Dusen) Abbott; married 1915 to Rose Yuster.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Devere Allen (1891-1955) — of Wilton, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., June 24, 1891. Editor for various publications, including The Nation; overseas correspondent for newspapers and magazines; author; Socialist candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1932, 1934; Labor candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1938, 1940. Member, War Resisters League; League for Industrial Democracy; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Federation of Teachers; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in a hospital at Westerly, Washington County, R.I., August 27, 1955 (age 64 years, 64 days). Interment at Wheeler Cemetery, North Stonington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Henry L. Allen and Sarah Elizabeth (Champlin) Allen; married, August 22, 1917, to Marie Hollister.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Louis A. Arnold (b. 1872) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Boonville, Warrick County, Ind., July 13, 1872. Socialist. Milwaukee Tax Commissioner, 1912-14, 1922-32; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1915-22; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1922; delegate to Wisconsin convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, League for Industrial Democracy; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Arnold and Margaret (Greif) Arnold.
  Samuel Ralph Harlow (1885-1972) — also known as S. Ralph Harlow — of Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey; Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 20, 1885. Socialist. Congregationalist minister; college professor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1932, 1934, 1936. Congregationalist. Member, League for Industrial Democracy; NAACP; American Association of University Professors; American Federation of Teachers; Pi Gamma Mu. Died in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass., August 21, 1972 (age 87 years, 32 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Samuel A. Harlow and Caroline Mudge (Usher) Harlow; married, February 1, 1912, to Marion Stafford; married to Elizabeth (Kaufmann) Grigorakis.
  Max Schachtman (1904-1972) — of Floral Park, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Warsaw, Poland, September 10, 1904. Naturalized U.S. citizen; arrested during a demonstration on Wall Street in New York City, July 3, 1928, but charges against him were dismissed; became an open supporter of Leon Trotsky's opposition to Stalin about 1928, and was expelled from the Communist Party; became a major Trotskyist leader and theoretician, and one of the founders of the Socialist Workers Party; editor of The Militant newspaper; Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1940 (23rd District), 1946 (15th District); Workers candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1941; broke with Trotskyism in 1948, and became more conservative in later life. Jewish ancestry. Member, League for Industrial Democracy. Died, in Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 4, 1972 (age 68 years, 55 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Schachtman and Sarah Schachtman; married to Billie Ramloff, Edith Harvey and Yetta Barsh.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Upton Beall Sinclair (1878-1968) — also known as Upton Sinclair — of California. Born in Baltimore, Md., September 20, 1878. Novelist and social crusader; author of The Jungle, about the meat-packing industry in Chicago; arrested in 1914 for picketing in front of the Standard Oil Building in New York; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1920; Socialist candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1922; candidate for Governor of California, 1926 (Socialist), 1930 (Socialist), 1934 (Democratic); candidate for Presidential Elector for California; received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1943 for the novel Dragon's Teeth. Member, United World Federalists; League for Industrial Democracy; American Civil Liberties Union. Died in Bound Brook, Somerset County, N.J., November 25, 1968 (age 90 years, 66 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Cross-reference: Harry W. Laidler
  Campaign slogan (1934): "End Poverty in California."
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Upton Sinclair: I, Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked (1934)
  Fiction by Upton Sinclair: The Jungle — Oil! A Novel — The Moneychangers — Dragons Teeth — Wide is the Gate
  Books about Upton Sinclair: Lauren Coodley, ed., Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California — Greg Mitchell, The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's E.P.I.C. Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics — Kevin Mattson, Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century — Anthony Arthur, Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
  Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968) — also known as Norman Thomas — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, November 20, 1884. Socialist. Ordained minister; candidate for Governor of New York, 1924, 1938; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1925 (Socialist), 1929; candidate for New York state senate 14th District, 1926; candidate for President of the United States, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1930; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1934; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; League for Industrial Democracy. Died December 19, 1968 (age 84 years, 29 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Married 1910 to Frances Violet Stewart.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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