Panken, Jacob, 1879-

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Jacob Panken (1879-1968) was a socialist, labor leader and judge. Following early involvement in labor organizing, he was elected New York Municipal Court Judge on the Socialist ticket (1917). He was appointed to the court by Mayor La Guardia in 1934. He wrote about juvenile delinquency, laying major responsibility on parental neglect and media violence. He ran unsuccessfully for governor, senator and New York City mayor and was active in the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT), a Jewish philanthropic organization.

From the guide to the Jacob Panken Papers, 1922-1964, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Reunion of Old Timers. Records, 1947-1985. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,. Tamiment Library general photograph collection [graphic]. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Jacob Panken Papers, 1922-1964 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn London, Meyer, 1871-1926. Meyer London photographs [graphic]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Photographs, 1910-1975, pt.2. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Meyer London Photographs, 1926-1959 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Meyer London Photographs, 1926-1959 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
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
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associatedWith Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933 person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 person
associatedWith London, Meyer, 1871-1926. person
associatedWith New York (State). Municipal Court (New York). corporateBody
associatedWith Reunion of Old Timers. corporateBody
associatedWith Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Shiplacoff, A. I. (Abraham Isaac), 1877-1936 person
associatedWith Socialist Party of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, corporateBody
associatedWith Valenti, Girolamo. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith World ORT Union. corporateBody
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Juvenile delinquency--New York (State)--New York
Jews--Charities
Political candidates--New York (State)--New York
Political candidates--New York (State)
Jewish socialists--United States
Socialists--United States
Socialism--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1879

Death 1968

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