Samuel Solomon Gompers (1850 - 1924) MP

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Birthplace: City of London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in San Antonio, TX, USA
Managed by: Lynn (ROSELOFSKY) LEWIS
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About Samuel Solomon Gompers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Gompers

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=403

http://www.history.umd.edu/Gompers/bio.htm

A book: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u91k0pIimoQC&lpg=PA68&ots=NYgeubFId5&dq=simon%20gompers&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=simon%20gompers&f=false

Samuel Gompers was president of the American Federation of Labor for almost forty years, between 1886 and 1924, and the nation's leading trade unionist and labor spokesman.

A cigarmaker by trade, an intellectual by nature, and a skilled organizer and administrator by vocation, Gompers dedicated his life to the working class. He was a passionate advocate of shorter hours, higher wages, safe and sanitary working conditions, and collective bargaining with employers. And he believed that strong, well-financed trade unions would humanize industry, protect workers' interests, and in the process, create opportunities for workers to educate themselves and claim a larger role in industrial society. Essentially, Gompers promoted the idea that economic organization was the key to a more satisfying life, in and out of the shop.

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Samuel Solomon Gompers's Timeline

1850
January 26, 1850
City of London, Greater London, UK
1867
January 28, 1867
Age 17
Brooklyn, NY, USA
1868
September 4, 1868
Age 18
New York, NY, USA
1870
April 11, 1870
Age 20
New York, NY, USA
1872
February 10, 1872
Age 22
New York, NY, USA
1874
1874
Age 23
New York, NY, USA
1876
1876
Age 25
New York, NY, USA
1878
1878
Age 27
New York, NY, USA
1880
August 6, 1880
Age 30
New York, NY, USA
1883
1883
Age 32
New York, NY, USA