Simon Wing (1827 –1911) was a daguerreotypist and camera inventor and socialist politician. He is best remembered as the first candidate of the Socialist Labor Party of America for President of the United States, running for that office in 1892.
Wing spent most of his life living in the town of Watertown, Massachusetts.
Wing was an active member of the Socialist Labor Party of America (SLP) and stood as its first nominee for President of the United States in 1892, heading a ticket with Brooklyn, New York electrician Charles H. Matchett. The SLP ran tickets in six states in that year, garnering a total vote of 21,512.
Death and legacy
Simon Wing died in 1911 at his home in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was 84 years old at the time of his death.
- Boston Directory, 1868.
- Morris Hillquit, History of Socialism in the United States. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co., 1903; pg. 283.
- Simon Wing "Little Gem" camera, Flicker.com image. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
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