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McLevy, Jasper, 1878-1962



  • Existence: 1878-03-27 - 1962-11-20

American politician who served as mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut from 1933–1957. Member of the Socialist Party, later leaving in protest to join the Social Democratic Federation.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Unemployment and the Mechanical Man, 1932

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents "Human labor is being replaced by the Robot in almost every field of industry....Will you vote for the continuance of capitalism or for the new order - Socialism? Vote for these candidates!" Jasper McLevy for Governor (Connecticut), Fred Holdsworth for Lieut. Governor (Connecticut), etc. Illustrated with a political cartoon on the front page depicting a robot labelled "Labor-Displacing Machine," standing on a pay-roll sheet, sweeping away the human workers.
Dates: Publication: 1932