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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James H. Maurer

(1864-1944)

 
 
James Maurer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. James Maurer Marker
Inscription.  Labor leader and advocate for child labor reform, pensions, and the state's first workers’ compensation act. Self-educated, Maurer was elected president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor from 1912-1928. He served as state legislator from Reading as a Socialist (1910-1918). He ran unsuccessfully for vice president of the United States on the Socialist ticket in 1928 and 1932. He was a lifelong Reading resident.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 40° 19.485′ N, 75° 55.58′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street and 6th Street on Canal Street. The marker is located in Heritage Park near Workers' Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson's Lock and the Port of Reading (here, next to
James Maurer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. James Maurer Marker
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this marker); a different marker also named Jackson’s Lock and the Port of Reading (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dead Have No Rights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hunter Liggett (approx. half a mile away); Doctor Jonathan Potts (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. Bodo Otto (approx. ¾ mile away); Henry A. Muhlenberg (approx. ¾ mile away); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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