Eugene Debs

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Person.png Eugene Debs   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Fireman, grocer, trade unionist)
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BornEugene Victor Debs
Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
Died1926-10-20 (Age 70)
Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.
SpouseKate Metzel
PartyDemocratic, Social Democracy, Social Democratic, Socialist

Eugene V. Debs

“Getting a living under capitalism... is so precarious, so uncertain, fraught with such pain and struggle that the wonder is not that so many people become vicious and criminal, but that so many remain in docile submission to such a tyrannous and debasing condition.”
Eugene Debs [1]

“The worker who votes the Republican or Democratic ticket does worse than throw away his vote. He is a deserter of his class and his own worst enemy, though he may be in blissful ignorance of the fact that he is false to himself and his fellow workers, and that sooner or later he must reap what he has sown.”
Eugene V. Debs [2]


Eugene V. Debs was sent to prison in 1919, charged with violating the Espionage Act for having made an antiwar speech in Canton, Ohio.[3]