04/15/1864 - 03/16/1944

MAURER, James Hudson, a Representative from Berks County; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., April 15, 1864; newsboy; factory worker; machinist’s apprentice; editor, Reading Union Sentinel (1905); unsuccessful Socialist Party candidate, Governor of Pennsylvania (1906, 1930); elected as a Socialist to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1910, 1914 and 1916; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1912, 1918); member, National Committee of the Socialist Party; member, State Executive Committee; president, Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor (1912-1928); elected, council, Reading (1927-1930); unsuccessful campaign, United States Vice President (1928, 1932); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senate (1934); founding board member, American Civil Liberties Union, the Worker’s Education Bureau of America and American Birth Control League (Planned Parenthood); died, March 16, 1944 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.


Maurer, James H.  The Far East.  Reading, PA: Press of Sentinel Printing Company, 1912.
Maurer, James H., contributor.  Things We Care About.  New York: People’s Council of America, 1917.
Maurer, James H., contributor.  Report of the Pennsylvania Commission on Old Age Pensions, March, 1919.  Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Commission on Old Age Pensions, 1919.
Maurer, James H.  Report of the Pennsylvania Commission on Old Age Pensions, January, 1927.  Harrisburg, PA: J.L.L. Kuhn: Pennsylvania Commission on Old Age Pensions, 1927.
Maurer, James H.  It Can Be Done: The Autobiography of James Hudson Maurer.  New York: Rand School Press, 1938.

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