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Meany, George

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1980 AD
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1894 – Born on August 16th in New York City. George Meany made notable contributions to the growth of American unions.

1915 – At the age of 16 he became an apprentice plumber.

1934 – He served as president of the New York State Federation of Labor

1940-1952 – He became secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). During World War II he was a member of the National War Labor Board.

         – George Meany became president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

1955 – George Meany was elected president of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

1963 – Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1980 – Died on January 10th in Washington, D.C., at the age of 85 and is buried at Gate of Heavens in Silver Spring, Maryland.