Daniel De Leon
|Born||December 14, 1852|
|Died||May 11, 1914|
New York City, New York, United States
|Political party||Socialist Labor Party|
Daniel De Leon (December 14, 1852 – May 11, 1914) was a Statesian socialist who served as the leader of the Socialist Labor Party from 1891 until his death. He preferred a society governed by trade unions instead of the dictatorship of the proletariat and believed in reformism instead of revolution. He correctly criticized the AFL for being class-collaborationist and called for creating new unions instead of radicalizing existing ones.