Who’s Who in 1919?

Rebecca’s section:

A. Mitchell Palmer- United States Attorney General, 1919-1921. Best known for overseeing the Palmer Raids conducted to capture suspected left wing radicalists during the first Red Scare. 3,000 were arrested under the leadership of Palmer.
Luigi Galleani- Italian anarchist who was active in the US from 1901-1919. His radicalism involved bombings and assassination attempts in the name of using violence to get rid of anyone who Galleani viewed as oppressive.
Carrie Chapman Catt- American women’s suffragette leader, known for campaigning for the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote in 1920. Catt was also the President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.
Ida B. Wells- African-American investigative journalist, educator, and leader for the civil rights movement. Also one of the founders of the NAACP, focusing her life around combating prejudice, violence, and inequality for black women.

Woodrow Wilson- United States 28th President, in office March 4, 1913-March 4 1921. Known for leading the US into World War I in 1917.

William Borah- Republican United States Senator, serving from March 4, 1907-January 19, 1940. Known for being a progressive who challenged policies and fighting against the Versailles treaty.

John M. Browning- American firearms designer, known for developing useful military and civilian firearms, and other gun related items still used today.
Babe Ruth- George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. was a notorious Major League Baseball player, known for his time with the New York Yankees.
Will Brown- Lynched during the Omaha race riot in Omaha, Nebraska. Brown was brutally lynched after being accused of raping a white woman, having no chance to prove his innocence, and was one of 3 deaths during this riot.
Milton Hoffman- Assaulted with Agnes Loeback on he night of September 25, 1919. They were robbed at gunpoint, and Loeback was raped afterwords. Loeback and Hoffman identified Will Brown as the assailant.
Gutzon Borglum- American artist and sculptor, most known for his creation of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota.

Philip’s Section:

Charles H. Brough- Governor of Arkansas during the Elaine Race Riot.

John Dewey- primary influence of movement/ considered one of the fathers of functional psychology

Charles W. Eliot- group’s charter president

Hugh W. Ogden- Massachusetts State Auditor who submitted report on burst tank

Shmuel M. Rubinstein- leading a class at Harvard University unearthing the science of this disaster today
Eugene Williams- first casualty of “riot” (which was the reason conflict broke out) (race riot)
William Hale Thompson- Chicago’s mayor during 1919

Eugene Debs- Socialist, labor leader, and five time presidential candidate

Andrew Volstead- Republican Minnesota representative who managed its legislation and advocated prohibition
Franklin Delano Roosevelt- 32nd president of the United States who brought an end to prohibition

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson- American baseball player for the Chicago White Sox
Arnold Rothstein- was an American racketeer, businessman and gambler who was a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York City