Dedicated to the men and women who have tried to make this good old world the better for having lived in it.
Object of the study:To free labor from all unnecessary tax for the exchange of labor and labor's products.By H.L. LOUCKS.
Henry Langford Loucks widely known as the father of populism was born in Hull, Ontario, Canada on May 24, 1846. He ran mercantile businesses in Michigan and Missouri before claiming a homestead in Deuel County, Dakota Territory. Loucks arrived in 1884, at the beginning of an economic depression. The Farmersí Alliance (which eventually became the Populist Party) grew out of the economic depression and Loucks became its president. Loucks was a natural leader and took great interest in agrarian politics. He established and edited the Dakota Ruralist at the time the only daily paper in the country advocating socialism. Loucks was the Populist candidate for South Dakota Governor in 1890 and also for United States Senator in 1891.
Loucks was married to Florence McCraney on May 2, 1878. They had seven children. Loucks died December 29, 1928.