Jacob S. Coxey

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Birthday
16, 1854
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 18, 1951 (97)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1854
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 18, 1951 (97)

About

Political organizer who led Coxey's Army on a march to Washington D.C. to fight against unemployment. He was a member of the People's Party and served as the mayor of Massillon.

Before Fame

He worked at a water mill and as an equestrian before becoming involved in the Greenback party in 1876.

Trivia

His political activity helped to spur the Social Security Act of 1935.

Family Life

He and his wife Carrie Coxey had four children.

Associated With

He ran on the independent ticket against Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 United States presidential election.