O'Hare, Kate Richards, 1877-1948Variant names
Kate Richards O'Hare was born on Mar. 26, 1876 to Andrew and Lucy Richards, Kansas farmers devastated by the depression of the 1870s. In 1895, Kate was introduced to socialism by Eugene Debs, and later met Mother Jones and other socialists in Kansas City, where she lived. Kate joined the Socialist Labor Party in 1899, which she left in 1901 to help found the Socialist Party of America. She married fellow socialist Frank P. O'Hare in 1902. A socialist leader, she spoke across America against WWI and for women's suffrage. After delivering a speech in Bowman, ND in July 1917, she was arrested and indicted by the federal government under the 1917 Espionage Act. She was found guilty in a Bismarck, ND court in Dec. 1917 and sentenced to serve five years. Her sentence was commuted in 1920. Kate then began a crusade for prison reform, remaining active in politics and education until her death in California on Jan. 12, 1948.
From the description of Papers, 1917-1985 (bulk 1917-1922). (University of North Dakota). WorldCat record id: 43593850
Socialist, lecturer and prison reformer, O'Hare opposed U.S. participation in WWI and was indicted and found guilty under the espionage act. She was sentenced to five years in the Missouri State Penitentiary and served one, April 1919-May 1920. For further information see Notable American Women (1971).
From the description of Letters, 1919-1920 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006775
Kate Richards O'Hare, a former International Secretary of the Socialist Party, was well known as a writer and lecturer on labor and socialism. She was sentenced to five years in prison for violation of the Espionage Act for a speech she made at Bowman, North Dakota. She was imprisoned in Jefferson City, Missouri form April 1919 to May 1920.
From the description of Collection, 1918-1921. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 29197710
O'Hare, an American Socialist, was imprisoned in 1917, in the Missouri State Penitentiary for her anti-war activities. She was pardoned by President Warren Harding in 1920.
From the description of Letters from Kate Richards O'Hare to her family from April 20, 1919, to May 27, 1920 : typescript, 1921. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612850972
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