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Seymour Stedman
Stedman
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1871
Date of Death: 1948
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Attorney, Politician, Activist
Political Party: Socialist Party of America
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Blood and Iron
Type of Appearance: Direct
Occupation: Politician
Political Party: Socialist Party
Seymour Stedman (July 4, 1871 - 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 VictoryEdit

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.[1].

He supported reducing military spending, supportive of the rights 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.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blood and Iron, pg. 208, mmp.
  2. Ibid. pg. 208-210.
Party political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
George Ross Kirkpatrick
Socialist Party of America Vice Presidential Candidate
1920 (lost)
Succeeded by
None;
Burton K. Wheeler
as Progressive Party Candidate
Political offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Unknown,
Last known is Galusha A. Grow
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1919-1931
Succeeded by
Unknown,
Next known is Charles W. La Follette

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