People's Lobby

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The People's Lobby was an organization which campaigned for legislation favorable to people of low incomes and little influence. It advocated the "public ownership of natural resources, natural monopolies, and basic industries". The philosopher John Dewey was associated with the People's Lobby from the late 1920s until about 1939. Its Executive Secretary was Benjamin C. Marsh and its President was James H. McGill. It joined the peace movement in opposing American imperialism and universal military training in peacetime, following World War II. The People's Lobby's headquarters were in Washington, D.C.

From the description of Collection, 1928-1949. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 29289906

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referencedIn Hawkins, Oscar F. (Oscar Ferdinand), 1872-1964. Oscar F. Hawkins and family papers, 1888-1963. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Benjamin Clarke Marsh Papers, 1910-1950 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf People's Lobby. Collection, 1928-1949. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Marsh, Benjamin Clarke, 1877-1952. Benjamin Clarke Marsh papers, 1910-1950. Library of Congress
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Louis C. Cramton Papers, ca. 1865-1966, 1916-1965 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), b. 1875. Louis Convers Cramton papers, 1896-1966. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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Active 1928

Active 1949



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