National Executive Committee:
National Executive Committee:
Van Patten abruptly disappeared on April 22, 1883; he was replaced by Jakob Schneider, who served as National Corresponding Secretary on a pro tem basis until June 1883, before being replaced by Hugo Vogt in October 1883. Vogt served until the 4h National Convention of December 1883, which abolished the position of National Corresponding Secretary. The post was again revived by the 5th National Convention of 1885.
1884-85 Officers of the SLP National Executive Committee: Board of Supervision: There was no National Corresponding Secretary during the time of its abolition by the 4th National Convention of December 1883 and its reestablishment by the 5th National Convention of December 1885.
1885-87 Officers of the SLP National Secretary -- W.L. Rosenberg (New York) National Executive Committee: Board of Supervision:
In September 1889, Section New York attempted to recall the sitting National Secretary and National Committee and replace them with the following group (closely associated with the New Yorker Volkszeitung):
The recalled National Committee refused to recognize the legitimacy of Section New York's action and a party crisis erupted; two competing "7th National Congresses" were held in October of 1889 as a result.
National Secretary -- Benjamin J. Greutsch (New York) National Executive Committee: Board of Supervision: In September 1891, Benjamin Gretsch resigned as National Secretary of the SLP to practice law. He was replaced by a New York bookbinder named Henry Kuhn, who would be one of the mainstays of the organization for the next 25 years.
National Secretary -- Henry Kuhn (New York) Editor of The People -- Daniel DeLeon (New York) National Executive Committee (New York): Charles B. Copp Charles Franz Adolf Jablinowsky Charles Luck William N. Reed Henry Stahl August Waldinger Board of Grievances (Boston): The 1893 Convention changed the name of the Board of Supervision to the "Board of Grievances."
National Secretary -- Henry Kuhn (New York) Editor of The People -- Daniel DeLeon (New York) Delegate to 1900 International Congress -- Lucien Sanial (New York) National Executive Committee (New York): Alvan S. Brown Arthur Keep John J. Kinneally C.H. Matchett Patrick Murphy Lucien Sanial Henry Stahl This NEC resigned en masse early in 1899 as part of the legal fight with the dissident SLP Right for control of The People. This was the result of a successful injunction placed on the standing NEC against publishing that organ. Since the injunction was placed upon the members of the NEC as individuals rather than upon the party itself, it was decided to stand aside as one and to be replaced by a new group of individuals. National Secretary Henry Kuhn did not resign as part of this strategy. 1899 Replacement NEC (New York): Eber Forbes Max Forker Dow Hosman William H. Wherry John Keveney Julian Pierce Joseph H. Sauter National Board of Appeals (Cleveland):
Note: at the 1928 convention, it was noted that some 1150 of "about 2,000" total members of the SLP were in the Bulgarian, South Slavic, or Hungarian Federations. The Scandinavia Federation was said to be undergoing "internal difficulties" and no membership figures were provided for the group.