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Eugene Victor Debs
Birth: Nov. 5, 1855
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1926
Elmhurst
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Socialist Presidential Candidate, Political Figure. He ran for the office of President of the United States five times as a Socialist (1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920), and was serving a sentence in an Atlanta prison when he ran the last time. He was convicted of espionage for a speech he made at Canton, Ohio on June 16th, 1918 against the United States participating in the World War. He had recieved over a million votes in that election. After the winner of that race, Warren G. Harding, took the office of the President of the United States, he pardoned Debs, who was released on December 25th, 1921. The last four years of his life were devoted to reform of U.S. prisons. When he died he was buried in the cemetery where the family plot was, but the family kept the location of his grave a secret. His wife was afraid of grave robbers stealing her husbands body. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jean Daniel Debs (1820 - 1906)
  Marguerite Marie Bettrich Debs (1828 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Kate Metzel Debs (1867 - 1936)
 
 Sibling:
  Marie Marguerite Debs Heinl (____ - 1936)*
  Eugene Victor Debs (1855 - 1926)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Lawn Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 3
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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