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Peter Joseph Brennan
Birth: May 24, 1918
Death: Oct. 2, 1996

US Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in New York City, he was a US Navy submariner in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he became one of New York's most prominent labor leaders. He fought his way to the top of the painters' union and then was president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. As a friendly leader of the labor movement for cultivation, he was in charge of developing a strategy to win union support for Nixon in the 1972 Presidential election. In 1973, President Richard Nixon, appointed him the 13th United States Secretary of Labor. Serving until 1975, he also was in President Gerald Ford's administration. After leaving office, Brennan returned to his union position and retired in 1992. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Josephine Brickley Brennan (1919 - 1987)*
 
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Cause of death: lymphatic cancer
 
Burial:
Saint Charles Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 21, 2000
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Peter Joseph Brennan
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Peter Joseph Brennan
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Peter Brennan; Sir, you will be remembered as the 13th United States Secretary of Labor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. You served between February 2, 1973 and March 15, 1975. You had previously been the president of both the Building and Construction Tr...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
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 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
Peter Brennan; Sir, you will be remembered as the 13th United States Secretary of Labor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. You served between February 2, 1973 and March 15, 1975. You had previously been the president of both the Building and Construction Tr...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: May. 24, 2013
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