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.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Milwaukee Sewer Socialism
Creator: Various
Pub Data: Cleveland: Allied Printing, 1911.
Citation: "Hon. Victor L. Berger, The first socialist member of Congress." (Cleveland: Allied Printing, 1911); Online facsimile at:  http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/bergerv/1&p
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