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John Llewellyn Lewis
Birth: Feb. 12, 1880
Death: Jun. 11, 1969

Lewis was an American labor leader & president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. Lewis & the UMWA formed the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1938. He organized other industrial unions such as The United Auto Workers & the United Steel Workers of America & after a long strike in 1946, the UMWA negotiated the nation's first health & retirement program for workers. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 16, 2001
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John Llewellyn Lewis
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John Llewellyn Lewis
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
John Llewellyn Lewis
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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