Edward McGlynn

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Father Edward McGlynn was a social Catholic priest, popular in New York, who was excommunicated from the church for his support of the ideals of Henry George.

When Henry George ran for mayor of New York, McGlynn disregarded all warning and openly supported him.[1]

Edward McGlynn and Henry George would influence the Higgins family, of Corning, New York, with the naming of one of their sons, Henry George McGlynn Higgins.[2] The most well known member of the Higgins family was Margaret Higgins, better known for her married name, Margaret Sanger.


  1. American Religious Leaders
  2. Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, By Alan F. Guttmacher, Henry George McGlynn Higgins had been named for two of the rebel figures father most admired.