A sketch of the life of Meta Berger

Mrs. Meta Berger, widow of Socialist leader in state, dies


Wife, mother, teacher, and politician, Meta Schlichting Berger became an activist in the peace and woman suffrage movements as well as a leader among Socialist women. As the wife of prominent Milwaukee Socialist Victor Berger, Meta Berger contributed articles to his newspaper and embarked on her own political campaigns, serving on the Milwaukee School Board and the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. This obituary followed her death in June of 1944.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
World Wars and Conflicts
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Milwaukee Sewer Socialism
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Wisconsin State Journal, 19 June 1944.
Citation: "Mrs. Meta Berger, widow of Socialist leader in state, dies." Wisconsin State Journal. (19 June 1944); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1061; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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