Sender, Toni (1888–1964)

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Sender, Toni (1888–1964)

German-born American economist, journalist, politician and consultant. Born Nov 29, 1888, in Biebrich, Germany; died June 26, 1964, in New York, NY; dau. of Moritz Sender and Marie Dreyfuss Sender.

Began career as a journalist; as Social Democrat, was a member of the Reichstag for 14 years (1918–32); fled Nazism and came to US (1936); during WWII, was employed by US Office of Strategic Services (OSS); served as senior economist with UNRRA; as a consultant of the American Federation of Labor to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, was instrumental in the US investigating forced labor conditions.

See also The Autobiography of a German Rebel (Vanguard, 1939).