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Albert Shanker

Born: 14-Sep-1928
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 22-Feb-1997
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - other

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Labor Leader

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Federation of Teachers

Father: Morris
Mother: Mamie
Sister: Pearl Harris
Wife: Pearl Sabbath
Son: Carl Eugene Sabath
Wife: Edith Gerber (m. 1961)
Son: Adam Shanker
Daughter: Jennie Shanker
Son: Michael Shanker

    High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY (1946)
    University: BA Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1949)
    University: Columbia University
    Teacher: PS 179, East Harlem, NY
    Professor: Hunter College
    Professor: Harvard University

    African-American Labor Center
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1996
    American Federation of Teachers President (1974-97)
    AFL-CIO Executive Council
    Asian-American Free Labor Institute
    Committee for Economic Development
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Congress of Racial Equality
    Freedom House
    Free Trade Union Institute
    International Rescue Committee 1973
    Jewish Labor Committee
    Joint Council on Economic Education
    League for Industrial Democracy
    National Endowment for Democracy
    Trilateral Commission
    United Federation of Teachers
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (15-Jan-1998)
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry


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