Samuel Gompers Quote
Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
“The trouble with the contemporary generation is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting.”
Ideas have Consequences (1948)
Born: January 27, 1850
Died: December 13, 1924 (aged 74)
Bio: 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.