Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers

Born: January 27, 1850

Died: December 13, 1924

Nationality: American

Occupation: Activist

Biography: Samuel Gompers was an English-born American cigar maker who became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor, and served as that organization's president from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 until his death in 1924.

Source/Notes: The Samuel Gompers Papers: The Early Years of the American Federation of Labor, 1887-90 (1987 edition), University of Illinois Press - ISBN: 9780252013508

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Source/Notes: Quoted in Rothschild, Michael. Bionomics: Economy as Business Ecosystem. Washington, D.C.: BeardBooks, 1990, p. 115.

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