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William Green
Birth: Mar. 3, 1873
Death: Nov. 21, 1952

Green, William, 1872-1952, American labor leader, president of the American Federation of Labor (1924-1952), b. Coshocton, Ohio. He rose through the ranks of the United Mine Workers of America, of which organization he was (1912-24) secretary-treasurer. With backing from John L. Lewis, Green was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) to succeed Samuel Gompers. He led the organization of skilled labor into craft unions and gradually built up AFL membership. After eight of the largest unions split away (1935) under the leadership of John L. Lewis and formed the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) to organize workers in industrial unions, Green led the AFL in the subsequent struggle with the CIO. He set forth his philosophy in Labor and Democracy (1939). Green was succeeded as president of the AFL by George Meany. 
 
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  Jennie Mobley Green (____ - 1953)*
 
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Burial:
South Lawn Cemetery
Coshocton
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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William Green
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William Green
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- Old Coot
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
Rest in Peace, William. See you in Heaven. (UNION Forever!)
- Mary
 Added: Nov. 2, 2011

- Lillie Riney
 Added: Dec. 30, 2010
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