Samuel Solomon Gompers

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Samuel Solomon Gompers

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: City of London, Greater London, UK
Death: December 13, 1924 (74)
San Antonio, TX, United States
Place of Burial: Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Solomon Samuel Gompers and Sarah Moses Gompers
Husband of Sophia Gompers and Gertrude Annersley Gompers
Father of Solomon Samuel Gompers; David Gompers; Rosetta Mannheim Mitchell; Henry Gompers; Abraham Gompers and 4 others
Brother of Moses Gompers; Henry Gompers; Isaiah Gompers; Alexander Gompers; Louis Gompers and 6 others

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About Samuel Solomon Gompers

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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

January 26, 1850
City of London, Greater London, UK
September 4, 1868
Age 18
New York, NY, United States
April 11, 1870
Age 20
New York, NY, United States
February 10, 1872
Age 22
New York, NY, United States
Age 23
New York, NY, United States
Age 25
New York, NY, United States
February 28, 1878
Age 28
New York, NY, United States
August 6, 1880
Age 30
New York, NY, United States
Age 32
New York, NY, United States