Eugene V. Debs
Birth Name: Eugene Victor Debs
Date of Birth: November 5, 1855
Place of Birth: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
Date of Death: October 20, 1926
Place of Death: Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.
Ethnicity: Alsatian [German, possibly French]
Eugene V. Debs was an American socialist, political activist, and trade unionist. He was one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). He was a Member of the Indiana Senate from the 8th district, from 1885 to 1889.
Eugene was the son of Marguerite Marie (Bettrich) and Jean Daniel Debs. His parents were from Colmar, Alsace, France. It appears likely that at least his mother (and probably his father as well) were ethnic Germans.
He was married to Kate Metzel, until his death.