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

James 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.
 
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. Touch for map. The marker is located in Heritage Park near Workers' Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson’s Lock and the Port of Reading (within shouting distance of this marker); 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
James Maurer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. James Maurer Marker
Note the Workers Memorial tower in the background
away); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (approx. ¾ mile away); Federal Inn (approx. ¾ mile away); Col. Conrad Weiser (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Categories. Labor UnionsPolitics
 
Heritage Park-Neversink Trail sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
3. Heritage Park-Neversink Trail sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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