Peter J. McGuire (1852 - 1906) MP

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Birthplace: New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States
Cause of death: alcoholism
Occupation: carpenter, union organizer
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About Peter J. McGuire

Peter J. McGuire (July 6, 1852 - February 18, 1906) was an American labor leader of the nineteenth century, the founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and one of the leading figures in the first three decades of the American Federation of Labor. He is credited with first proposing the idea of Labor Day as a national holiday in 1882. Father of Labor Day

Peter, the son of Irish immigrant Peter McGuire was born in New York City and died in Camden, New Jersey, from complications of alcoholism. He married Christina (maiden name not yet found) and had one son, Peter Jr. Read links below for his career as a labor organizer.

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1852
July 6, 1852
New York, New York, New York, United States
1889
1889
Age 36
1906
February 18, 1906
Age 53
Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States
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Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, United States