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lawyer , socialist leader

Thomas John Morgan, British lawyer, socialist leader. member State committee and Cook Company Executive Committee, 1905; member Central and Executive Committee, 1907.

Background

Morgan, Thomas John was born on October 27, 1847 in Birmingham, England. Son of Thomas John and Hannah (Simcox) Morgan.

Education

Educated Sunday and evening schools. Worked at machinist’s trade 38 years.

Career

Active in labor movement, since 1871. Socialist Labor nominee for mayor of Chicago, 1891. One of the commission to secure the location of the World’s Fair at Chicago.

Represented the labor orgns. of the United States before Congressional committee at Washington, requesting opening of World’s Fair on Sunday. Graduate Chicago Law College, 1895. Is now in practice as a lawyer.

One of committee of 100 selected by Civic Federation to recommend reforms in Chicago public schools Secretary National Campaign Committee, Social Democratic Party, 1900. Social Democratic candidate for state’s attorney, Cook Company, Illinois, 1900. Lecturer National Sociological Convocation, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1900.

Nominee Socialist Party for city attorney, Chicago, 1903, for judge Superior Court, Cook Company, Illinois, 1903, 1907, for United States senator, 1909. Chairman Illinois State campaign committee Socialist Party, 1904. Member State committee and Cook Company Executive Committee, 1905.

Chairman Cook Company Central and Executive Committee, 1906. Member Central and Executive Committee, 1907. Editor public The Provoker, since 1909.

Home: Chicago, Ill.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor public The Provoker, since 1909.

Membership

Member State committee and Cook Company Executive Committee, 1905. Member Central and Executive Committee, 1907.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Chambers, January 26, 1868.

father:
Thomas John Morgan

mother:
Hannah (Simcox) Morgan

spouse:
Elizabeth Chambers