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Morris Hillquit

Born: Aug 1, 1869

Birthplace: Riga

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Morris Hillquit

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1869
Birth Place : Riga

Morris Hillquit was a founder and leader of the Socialist Party of America and prominent labor lawyer in New York City's Lower East Side. Together with Eugene V. Debs and Congressman Victor L. Berger, Hillquit was one of the leading public faces of American socialism during the first two decades of the 20th Century. In November 1917, running on an anti-war platform, Hillquit garnered more than 100,000 votes as the Socialist candidate for Mayor of New York City. Hillquit would again run for Mayor of New York in 1932. He also stood as a candidate for United States Congress a total of five times over the course of his life.


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  • Politician
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