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Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. DebsAKA Eugene Victor Debs

Born: 5-Nov-1855
Birthplace: Terre Haute, IN
Died: 20-Oct-1926
Location of death: Elmhurst, IL [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Labor Leader

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Labor leader ran for President five times

Received 913,664 votes in the 1920 election, where he ran from prison as a Socialist.

[1] Lindlahr Sanitarium, Elmhurst, IL.

Father: Jean Debs
Mother: Marguerite Bettrich
Brother: Theodore Debs
Sister: Eugenia Debs Selby (d. 25-May-1909)
Wife: Katherine Metzel (m. 9-Jun-1885, until his death)

    Indiana State House of Representatives (1885)
    Firemen's Magazine Editor
    American Civil Liberties Union
    American Railway Union
    Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
    Industrial Workers of the World
    Knights of Pythias
    Conspiracy (1894), charges dropped
    Contempt of Court Jailed May 1895, released 22-Nov-1895
    Sedition (1-Jul-1918), prison sentence began 12-Apr-1919, commuted 25-Dec-1921
    Draft Evasion (1-Jul-1918)
    Pardoned sentence commuted by President Warren G. Harding (25-Dec-1921)
    French Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

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