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  1. Jacob Sech·ler [sech-ler] /ˈsɛtʃ lər/, 1854–1951, U.S. political reformer: led a group of unemployed marchers (Coxey's army) in 1894 from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to petition Congress for legislation to create jobs and relieve poverty.
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Historical Examples of coxey

  • He hinted that Coxey and I would follow, but I wasn't so sure.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck

    R. Pitcher Woodward

  • I suppose it was a joke, so I got off an old one to Coxey, and he brayed with merriment.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck

    R. Pitcher Woodward

  • For Secretary of the Navy, Coxey, and then he could keep off the grass.

  • In Maryland, the authorities arrested a number of Coxey's "soldiers" as vagrants.

    The Cleveland Era

    Henry Jones Ford

  • And it would be so small a part of Coxey's army that the main body would march on and never miss it.

    The Iron Puddler

    James J. Davis