Vito MarcantonioVito Anthony Marcantonio (December 10, 1902 – August 9, 1954) was an Italian-American lawyer and leftist politician. Originally a member of the Republican Party and a supporter of Fiorello LaGuardia, he switched to the American Labor Party. Later in his life, Marcantonio grew more to the far left of the American political spectrum, and was nationally known for his support from Communists in the 1940s.
Representing East Harlem, New York City, which had many ethnic Italians and Puerto Ricans, amongst whom Marcantonio was extremely popular. He spoke Spanish, Italian, and English. He was elected to numerous terms in the House of Representatives from the 1930s until his defeat in the 1950 election. Provided by Wikipedia
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