Victor L. Berger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Victor L. Berger

American democratic socialist politician

Date of Birth: 28-Feb-1860

Place of Birth: Austria-Hungary

Date of Death: 07-Aug-1929

Profession: politician, editor

Nationality: United States, Austria

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Victor L. Berger

  • Victor Luitpold Berger (February 28, 1860 ÔÇô August 7, 1929) was a founding member of the Social Democratic Party of America and its successor, the Socialist Party of America.
  • Born in Austria-Hungary, Berger immigrated to the United States as a young man and became an important and influential socialist journalist in Wisconsin.
  • He helped establish the so-called Sewer Socialist movement.
  • Also a politician, in 1910, he was elected as the first Socialist to the U.S.
  • House of Representatives, representing a district in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1919, Berger was convicted of violating the Espionage Act for publicizing his anti-interventionist views and as a result was denied the seat to which he had been twice elected in the House of Representatives.
  • The verdict was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court in 1921, and Berger was elected to three successive terms in the 1920s.

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