Seymour Stedman (July 4, 1871 - July 9, 1948) was a prominent civil liberties lawyer and a leader of the Socialist Party of America.
Present at the founding of the Socialist Party in 1901, in 1913 he was their candidate for Mayor of Chicago and in 1920 for Vice President of the United States. During World War I, he was a prominent defender of war opponents indicted for sedition.
Seymour Stedman in Southern Victory
Seymour Stedman was a Socialist Congressman from Ohio. In 1919, when a coalition of his party and the Republican Party won control of the United States House of Representatives, Stedman was elected Speaker of the House, the first Socialist to hold that office and the first non-Democrat since the 1880s..
He supported reducing military spending, was supportive of the rights of black people in the Confederate States, and was dubious about the special relationship between the US and the newly created Republic of Quebec.
- Blood and Iron, pg. 208, mmp.
- Ibid. pg. 208-210.
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George Ross Kirkpatrick
|Socialist Party of America Vice Presidential Candidate
Burton K. Wheeler
as Progressive Party Candidate
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