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 Robert Cade Oliver

Robert Cade Oliver

San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Death 24 Jun 1995 (aged 85)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 8, Grave 10018, Map grid CC-13
Memorial ID 7024 · View Source
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Labor Advisor-Representative. In 1942, he came to Washington as a representative of the Textile Workers Union of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1943 and 1944, he was director of the Southern Cotton Textile Division of the textile union. Mr. Oliver then joined the Army and served in Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war, he was director of organizing for the CIO in Texas for five years. He returned to Washington in 1950 after he was named economic and labor adviser to the Marshall Plan by President Harry S. Truman. He was an adviser to the Mutual Security Agency, which became the Agency for International Development, and was one of the founders of the International Labor Organization. He also was one of the founders of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In 1952, Mr. Oliver became executive assistant to Walter Reuther, president of the CIO, and ran the union umbrella group's national office. He helped to negotiate the merger of the CIO with the American Federation of Labor and then became legislative co-director of the newly formed AFL-CIO. In 1958, he founded Robert Oliver & Associates, a public relations and lobbying firm. Its clients included the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, Sperry & Hutchinson Co. and General Foods. He retired in 1979 and moved to Southern Shores, N.C.

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"In his garden by the sea,
grandfather glides
with swan white hair."




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