Meyer London

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BornDecember 29, 1871
Kalvarija, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
DiedJune 6, 1926 (Age 54)
New York City, U.S.
Cause of death
struck by an automobile
Alma materNew York University Law School
PartySocialist Party of America
Socialist Congressman who voted against entry into World War I. Died prematurely in 1926, when struck by an automobile.

Meyer London was an American politician from New York City. He represented the Lower East Side of Manhattan and was one of only two members of the Socialist Party of America elected to the United States Congress.[1]


London was on of only 50 Representatives and six Senators who voted against entry into World War I.

He strongly opposed the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918, which made criticism of the president or the war a crime[2], and in the end cast the only vote in the House against the Sedition Act of 1918.[3]

He died prematurely on June 6, 1926, when he was struck by an automobile when crossing Second Avenue at 15th Street in New York.[4]

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