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Dave Beck
Birth: Jun. 16, 1894
Stockton
San Joaquin County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1993
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Labor Leader. He was president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1952 to 1957. Forced to quit high school at the age of 16 in order to go to work, he took a job as a laundry worker and joined the Laundry Workers International Union. He later helped organize Local 566 of the Teamsters after a short strike in 1917. He would become a key leader of the Teamster's Union on the West Coast for some 40 years, from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. As president he shot to national prominence in 1957 by repeatedly invoking his right against self-incrimination before a United States Senate committee investigating labor racketeering. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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Calvary Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Sep 04, 2008
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Dave Beck
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The only man to keep the Communists and Socialists out of Seattle. We sure need you now.
- Allan Wenzel
 Added: Aug. 28, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 24, 2011
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