Auguste Daniel Serraillier

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Serraillier, Auguste Daniel


Born July 27, 1840, in Draguignan, Var Department; year of death unknown. French socialist.

As a youth, Serraillier was taken by his father from France to Great Britain. In the autumn of 1869 he became a member of the General Council of the First International. In 1870, at the suggestion of K. Marx, he was elected corresponding secretary for Belgium; he was subsequently corresponding secretary for Holland and Spain. After the French revolution of September 1870 he was sent to Paris as the authorized representative of the General Council to direct the activity of the Paris sections of the International. He returned to London in February 1871; from Mar. 29, 1871, he was once again in Paris. In the by-elections of April 16, Serraillier was chosen a member of the Paris Commune; he served on the Commission of Labor and Exchange. He sent the General Council regular reports on the events in Paris. After the suppression of the Commune, he returned to London. He was sentenced to death in absentia by the Versail-lais court-martial.

Serraillier attended the London conference (1871) and the Hague congress (1872) of the First International; he supported the line of Marx and Engels and voted for the expulsion of M. A. Bakunin and J. Guillaume. From 1873 to 1874 he was a member of the British Federal Council of the First International.

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