Cacchione, Peter V., 1897-1947

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Peter V. Cacchione was (d.1947) was a New York City councilman for the Borough of Brooklyn from 1942-1947. He introduced or supported legislation supporting price ceilings on rent, food, transportation and utilities. Cacchione was a supporter of city employee wage increases and the increase of state aid for New York City, and was opposed to segregation in housing, discrimination in employment, and sales taxes.

From the description of Papers, 1944-1947. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435467

Peter V. Cacchione (d.1947) was a New York City councilman for the Borough of Brooklyn from 1942-1947. He introduced or supported legislation supporting price ceilings on rent, food, transportation and utilities. Cacchione was a supporter of city employee wage increases and the increase of state aid for New York City, and was opposed to segregation in housing, discrimination in employment, and sales taxes.

From the description of Peter V. Cacchione Papers, 1944-1947. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 318409042

From the guide to the Peter V. Cacchione Papers, 1944-1947, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc])

Peter V. Cacchione (Nov. 1, 1897-Nov. 6, 1947) was a labor leader, communist and New York City councilman. He was born of immigrant parents in Syracuse, New York in 1897, and grew up in Sayre, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school in 1915 he worked as a railroad trainman and repairman, and at other blue collar jobs. In 1932 he moved to New York, where he joined the progressive movement and in 1935 was elected National Commander of the Workers' Ex-Servicemen's League. In 1936 he became chairman of the Communist Party in the Bronx. After moving to Brooklyn, he took advantage of New York City's newly instituted proportional representation system and ran (unsuccessfully) for city council on the Communist Party ticket in 1937 and 1939. He was elected in 1941, reelected in 1943 and 1945, and served until his death in 1947, two days after proportional representation was repealed. The New York City Council refused to seat the Communist Party's choice to serve the remaining fourteen months of Cacchione's term, his campaign manager (and biographer) Simon W. Gerson (Pete: the Story of Peter V. Cacchione, New York's First Communist Councilman, 1976).

From the description of Papers, 1936-1947 (bulk 1944-1947) (New York University). WorldCat record id: 78333498

Peter V. Cacchione (November 1, 1897 - November 6, 1947) was a labor leader, communist and New York City councilman. He was born of immigrant parents in Syracuse, New York in 1897, and grew up in Sayre, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school in 1915 he worked as a railroad trainman and repairman, and at other blue-collar jobs. In 1932 he moved to New York, where he joined the progressive movement and in 1935 was elected National Commander of the Workers' Ex-Servicemen's League. In 1936 he became chairman of the Communist Party in the Bronx.

After moving to Brooklyn, he took advantage of New York City's newly instituted proportional representation system and ran (unsuccessfully) for city council on the Communist Party ticket in 1937 and 1939. He was elected in 1941, reelected in 1943 and 1945, and served until his death in 1947, two days after proportional representation was repealed. The New York City Council refused to seat the Communist Party's choice to serve the remaining fourteen months of Cacchione's term, his campaign manager (and biographer) Simon W. Gerson.

Sources:

Simon W. Gerson. Pete: the Story of Peter V. Cacchione, New York's First Communist Councilman, New York: International Publishers, 1976.

From the guide to the Peter V. Cacchione Papers, Bulk, 1944-1947, 1936-1947, (Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive)

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creatorOf Gerson, Simon W. Simon W. Gerson papers, 1925-2001. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Cacchione, Peter V., 1897-1947. Peter V. Cacchione Papers, 1944-1947. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Michael Gold: Peter V. Cacchione Manuscripts, c. 1948-c. 1974 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Cacchione, Peter V., 1897-1947. Papers, 1944-1947. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Cacchione, Peter V., 1897-1947. Papers, 1936-1947 (bulk 1944-1947) Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Simon W. Gerson Papers, 1925-2001 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Peter V. Cacchione Papers, 1944-1947 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Peter V. Cacchione Papers, Bulk, 1944-1947, 1936-1947 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Labor and Radicalism Photograph Collection, Bulk, 1940-1965, 1860-1985 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection, Bulk, 1940-1975, 1900-2004 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,. Tamiment Library general photograph collection [graphic]. Churchill County Museum
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New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.) |x Politics and government |y 1898-1951.
United States
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
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Proportional representation--New York (State)--New York
Communists--United States
Communist Party of the United States of America (New York)
Italian Americans--New York (State)--New York
Italian Americans
Labor
City council members
Municipal government--New York (State)--New York
City council members--New York (State)--New York
Communists
Proportional representation
Working class--United States
Municipal government
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Birth 1897-11-01

Death 1947

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