Tom Mooney in DC: 1939
Tom Mooney was a labor leader and Socialist Party activist in San Francisco when he was arrested, tried and convicted of the Preparedness Day bombing that occurred July 22, 1916.

Supporters charged that he was framed and the evidence and trail procedures were questionable at best.

The campaign against his death sentence became a cause celebre among radical organizations like the Workers (Communist) Party, the Industrial Workers of the World and the Socialist Party as well as mainstream labor unions.

The long campaign resulted in his pardon in 1939. Mooney attempted to return to activism but weakness and illness resulting from his long imprisonment curtailed his activities. He died in 1942.
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