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Victor L. Berger

Victor L. Berger, congressman. member National Exec; member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 5th Wis.

Background

  • Berger, Victor L. was born on February 28, 1860 in Nieder Rehbach, Austria-Hungary.

  • Career

    • Editor Milwaukee Daily Vorwaerts. Editor Milwaukee Leader, a Socialist daily, since 1911. Delegate People’s Party Convention, St. Louis, 1896, and tried to organize the Debs sentiment in that convention.

      Delegate American Socialist Party to International Socialist Congress, Marseilles, France, 1925. Writer many essays and pamphlets on social questions.

    Major achievements

    • In 1892 founded Wisconsin Vorwaerts, a German-language newspaper.

      He was the first Socialist to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Socialist Party

    Membership

    Member National Exec. Member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 5th Wis.

    Connections

    • Married Meta Schlichting, December 4, 1897.
    • spouse: Meta Schlichting
    Victor L. Berger
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    Born February 28, 1860
    Died August 7, 1929
    (aged 69)
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    • 1892 - 1898
      editor, Wisconsin Vorwaerts
    • 1900 - 1929
      editor, the Social Democratic Herald, later named the Milwaukee Leader
    • 1901
      founder, the Socialist Party
    • 1910
      congressman, the House of Representatives

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