George Buck

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George Buck was a labor organizer, involved with the Committee of Safety in New York City in the 1870s.


New York Times

New York Times, January 14, 1874

From "Defeat of the Communists: The Mass Meeting and Parade Broken Up," in The New York Times, January 14, 1874.

The Mayor arrived at his office at noon. When he had taken his seat, his Secretary handed him a card containing the request, "Mr. Leander Thompson would like to have an interview with his Honor." The Mayor recognized the name as that of a member of the "Working Men's Committee of Safety," who had previously called upon him as a representative of the labor movement, and at whose request he had promised to address the laborers at Union square. The Mayor told his Secretary to admit Mr. Thompson, and the latter, accompanied by Messrs. John McMichael, George Buck, John Halbert, and Luceen Saniel, entered the office. Gen. Duryee, the Police Commissioner, was in an adjoining chamber, and, the moment Thompson entered, the Mayor called him to his side.

New York Times, January 23, 1874

From "The Commune in New-York. Its Several Organizations," in the New York Times, January 23, 1874.

The organization represented by the “Committee of Safety” is next in order of consideration, because it is the most recently developed, having been brought particularly into notice by the mass-meeting held under its auspices at the Cooper Institute, Dec. 11. and by the late labor émeute. Its most prominent members in New-York are Dr. F. A. Palmer and Geo. R. Allen, of No. 23 West Twenty-seventh street; Theodore S. Banks of No. 4 Ninth avenue; J. J. McGuire, George Buck, Lucien Sanival, and some others, representing American, German, and French elements, and most of these are members of the Committee of Safety.