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John L. Lewis

AKA John Llewellyn Lewis

Born: 12-Feb-1880
Birthplace: Lucas, IA
Died: 11-Jun-1969
Location of death: Arlington, VA [1]
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Labor Leader
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President, United Mine Workers, 1920-60


[1] Doctors Hospital, Arlington, VA

Father: Thomas H. Lewis
Mother: Ann Louisa Watkins
Brother: Thomas (b. 1882)
Brother: George (b. 1885)
Sister: Alma D. ("Dennie", b. 1889)
Brother: Howard (b. 1891)
Sister: Hattie (b. 1894)
Wife: Myrta Edith Bell (m. 5-Jun-1907, d. 1942)
Daughter: Margaret Mary (d. 1921)
Daughter: Kathryn
Son: John Jr.
Girlfriend:
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    High School: (dropped out)

    United Mine Workers of America President (1920-60)
    CIO President (1936-40)
    AFL VP
    Freemasonry Lucas, IA (1905)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 14-Sep-1964
    Contempt of Court 1948
    Welsh Ancestry

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 16-Dec-1946, DETAILS: Above the pits, a swinging pendulum.


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