1. Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968) was codirector of the League for Industrial Democracy from 1922 to 1937. He served as associate editor of The Nation
from 1921 to 1922 and was the Socialist Party of America's candidate for governor of New York in 1924. In 1924 and 1925 he served as a member of the national committee of the Conference for Progressive Political Action. He subsequently ran as the Socialist candidate for president of the United States in all six presidential elections between 1928 and 1948.
2. The All-American Conference, sponsored by the American Legion, was held May 15-16, 1924, in Washington, D.C. It adopted resolutions condemning communist propaganda and opposing diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union, congratulating the AFL for its stand against radicalism and SG for his promotion of Americanism, endorsing U.S. participation in World War I and condemning criticisms of U.S. involvement in the war by Victor Berger and others, demanding the teaching of "unadulterated and undiluted American history," as opposed to "emasculated history," in American schools, and demanding immigration restriction ("War on Radicals Aim of Conference," New York Times
, May 17, 1924). Edward McGrady, a member of the AFL Legislative Committee, was an AFL delegate to the conference.WEB Accessibility