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Berger, Victor Louis (Victor Luitpold Berger)

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Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist, Politician

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1860 - Born on the 28th of February in Nieder Rehbach, Austria-Hungary.

1892-1911 - Published and edited the German language Wisconsin Vorwaerts.

1896 - He was a Delegate to the People's Party Convention in St. Louis.

1897 - With Eugene V. Debs, they co-founded Social Democratic Party of America.

1911-1913 - He was 1st socialist elected to Congress and Representative from Wisconsin.

1923-1929 - Once again he served as Representative from Wisconsin.

1928 - He returned to Milwaukee and resumed his career as a newspaper editor.

1929 - He died on the 7th of August by a streetcar accident and was buried at Forest Home Cemetery.

 

 

 

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