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Harry Bridges
  • Name: Harry Bridges
  • Born: 07/28/1901
  • Died: 03/30/1990 (88 years old)
  • Occupation: Labor leader

Harry Bridges (July 28, 1901 – March 30, 1990) was an Australian-born American union leader, first with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). In 1937, he led several chapters in forming a new union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), expanding members to workers in warehouses, and led it for the next 40 years. He was prosecuted for his labor organizing and believed subversive status by the U.S. government during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, with the goal of deportation. This was never achieved.

Birth Name: Alfred Renton Bryant Bridges

Alias: Alfred Renton Bryant Bridges[1]

Birth Place: Kensington, Victoria, Australia

Death Place: San Francisco, California, United States

Source: Wikipedia

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