Jasper McLevy, the man, the mayor, and his city.
Blawie, James L.
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Jasper McLevy was born of a poor family. His early education was sketchy, since he had to leave school to help support the nine children of the family even before he had completed the eighth grade. His early life was stern and hard, since his father had died, leaving Jasper, his oldest son, as the sole support of the family. McLevy had learned the trade of a slate roofer, and he carried it on until his election. He became interested in the labor movement and the Socialist Party early in life. The unions welcomed his aggressive leadership, and McLevy rose rapidly to posts of prominence in the AFL. At the same time, McLevy was a driving force in reorganizing and invigorating the Bridgeport Socialist Party. He become its perennial mayoralty and gubernatorial candidate, and ran for several other offices on the city and state level.
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University