Eugene V. Debs

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Eugene V. Debs
Eugene V. Debs, bw photo portrait, 1897.jpg
Debs in 1897
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 8th district
In office
Personal details
Eugene Victor Debs

(1855-11-05)November 5, 1855
Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
DiedOctober 20, 1926(1926-10-20) (aged 70)
Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.
Political partySocialist
Other political
Social Democratic
Spouse(s)Kate Metzel (m. 1885)

Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.[1] Through his presidential candidacies, as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States.

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