Born: Aug 16, 1894 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 85 years of age.
Categories: Labor Leader
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.
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