Hamilton Holt (August 18, 1872 – April 26, 1951, Woodstock, Connecticut) was an American educator, editor, author and politician.
Graduated from Yale University in 1894 and completed graduate work in economics and sociology at Columbia University three years later.
Holt served as editor and publisher of the liberal weekly magazine The Independent in New York from 1897 to 1921.
He was an outspoken advocate for reform, prohibition, immigrant rights, and international peace. In 1906 he published a collection of immigrants' life stories as The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves.
In 1909 Holt was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
He served on the executive committee of the League to Enforce Peace.
In 1924 he unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate from Connecticut as a Democrat. He was soundly defeated by Hiram Bingham III, 60.4% to 38.6%...
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