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John Llewellyn Lewis
Birth: Feb. 12, 1880
Death: Jun. 11, 1969

Lewis was an American labor leader & president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. Lewis & the UMWA formed the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1938. He organized other industrial unions such as The United Auto Workers & the United Steel Workers of America & after a long strike in 1946, the UMWA negotiated the nation's first health & retirement program for workers. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas H. Lewis (1854 - 1919)
  Anna Louisa Watkins Lewis (1858 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrta E. Bell Lewis (1880 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Llewellyn Lewis (1880 - 1969)
  Thomas A. Lewis (1882 - 1950)*
  George W. Lewis (1885 - 1931)*
  Alma Dennie Lewis (1889 - 1962)*
  Hattie M. Lewis (1893 - 1963)*
  Sarah Lewis Collins (1903 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 22, 136
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19560
John Llewellyn Lewis
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John Llewellyn Lewis
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
John Llewellyn Lewis
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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