Saposs, David J.
- Charles F. Howlett
Saposs, David J. (22 February 1886–13 November 1968), labor historian and economist, was born in Kiev, Russia, the son of Isaac Saposnik, a peddler of goods, and Shima Erevsky Saposnik. In 1895, the Saposnik family moved to the United States and shortened its name to Saposs. In 1900, after completion of the fifth grade, Saposs left school and held a variety of jobs in the Milwaukee area, including newsboy and worker at the Blatz and Schlitz breweries. In 1906, he was elected shop steward for the Brewery Workers' Union....