5.) Meyer London (SPA-NY)

  • 2019-04-23
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
5.) Meyer London (SPA-NY)
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Socialist Party member Meyer London represented New York's 12th congressional district (Manhattan's Lower East Side) in the U.S. House for two non-consecutive terms.

London died in 1926 amid a desperate attempt by surgeons to save him after being struck by a car. When he arrived at Bellevue Hospital, where his daughter worked, London told her his only concern was that the driver not be punished. "It's not his fault and he is a poor man," he said.

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