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.