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Meyer London

(1871 - 1926)

LONDON, Meyer, a Representative from New York; born in Kalvaria, Russia, December 29, 1871; attended a primary school and also received private instruction, principally in languages; immigrated to the United States October 1, 1891, and settled in New York City; admitted to citizenship in the United States in 1896; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and practiced in New York City; active in the Socialist and labor movements for more than thirty years; leader of the garment workers’ strike in New York City in 1910; elected as a Socialist to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; engaged in the practice of law until his death in New York City on June 6, 1926, as the result of an automobile accident; interment in “Writers’ Lane,” a plot in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New York City.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress