A sketch of America's first Socialist Congressman
Hon. Victor L. Berger, The first socialist member of Congress
Born in Austria-Hungary, Victor Berger settled in Milwaukee in 1891, where he taught school before becoming a prominent newspaper editor. Berger was one of the founders of the American Socialist movement, particularly popular in Milwaukee. In 1910, Berger became the first Socialist ever elected to the U.S. Congress. This series of articles discusses Berger's life and election to Congress.
The Progressive Era|
Milwaukee Sewer Socialism
|Pub Data: ||Cleveland: Allied Printing, 1911.
|Citation: ||"Hon. Victor L. Berger, The first socialist member of Congress." (Cleveland: Allied Printing, 1911);
Online facsimile at:
Visited on: 4/24/2014