LONDON, Meyer, a Representative from New York; born in Kalvaria, Russia, December 29, 1871;
attended a primary school and also received private instruction, principally in languages; immigrated to
the United States October 1, 1891, and settled in New York City; admitted to citizenship in the United
States in 1896; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and practiced in New York City; active
in the Socialist and labor movements for more than thirty years; leader of the garment workers strike in
New York City in 1910; elected as a Socialist to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4,
1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress;
elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for
reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; engaged in the practice of law until his death in New
York City on June 6, 1926, as the result of an automobile accident; interment in Writers Lane, a
plot in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New York City.
BibliographyGoldberg, Gordon J. Meyer London: A Political
Biography. Ph.D. diss., Lehigh University, 1971; Rogoff, Harry. An East Side Epic: The
Life and Work of Meyer London. New York: Vanguard Press, 1930.