1877 – George John Schneider Born

On this date, was born in the town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin. A long time member and supporter of , Schneider was vice president of the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers from 1909 to 1927 and a member of the executive board of the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor from 1921 to 1928. He was elected to Congress as a Republican and served in Wisconsin’s 9th District from March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933 but was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election. Schneider then changed to the and served in Congress from 1935 to 1939 in¬†Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. Schneider resumed labor activities and died in Toledo, Ohio on March 12, 1939 while attending a labor meeting. Schneider is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Appleton, Wisconsin. [Source: ]