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August Gillhaus, Socialist Labor Party candidate for President of the United States in 1908

August Gillhaus (died 1932) was the Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. President in 1908 and for U.S. Vice President in 1912 and 1920.


In 1908, Gillhaus was substituted for the original nominee, "Morrie" Preston, a miner who was arrested on murder charges during a citywide strike in Goldfield, Nevada, in 1907. Gillhaus and his running mate Donald L. Munro, of Virginia, received 14,029 votes.

Political racesEdit

In 1912, as the VP candidate on the ticket with Arthur E. Reimer, Gillhaus got 29,213 votes.

In 1914, he ran for New York State Engineer and Surveyor.

In 1916, he ran for U.S. Senator from New York.

In 1918 he ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York.

In 1920, he was the Socialist Labor Party VP candidate on the ticket with William Wesley Cox.

In 1930, he ran for New York State Attorney General.