- Name: John L. Lewis
- Born: 02/12/1880
- Died: 06/11/1969 (89 years old)
- Occupation: Miner, labor leader
John Llewellyn Lewis (February 12, 1880 – June 11, 1969) was an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960. A major player in the history of coal mining, he was the driving force behind the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), which established the United Steel Workers of America and helped organize millions of other industrial workers in the 1930s. After resigning as head of the CIO in 1941, he took the Mine Workers out of the CIO in 1942 and in 1944 took the union into the American Federation of Labor (AFL).
Birth Name: John Llewellyn Lewis
Alias: John Llewellyn Lewis
Birth Place: Cleveland, Lucas County, Iowa, U.S.
Death Place: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
John L. Lewis quotes :
Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied.John L. Lewis
Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.John L. Lewis