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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Samuel Gompers

 
 
Samuel Gompers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
1. Samuel Gompers Marker
Inscription.

1850 - - - - - 1924

Born in London, Jan. 27, 1850. Apprentice Shoemaker, 1860. U. S. Immigrant and member Cigarmakers Local 144, New York City, 1863. President, Local 144, 1876. Leader in convening Federation of Trades and Labor Unions, 1881. Founder and first President, American Federation of labor, 1886. Organizer of 28 Unions. For more than four decades the leader and moving spirit of the American Labor Movement, which still bears his stamp. Died in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 13, 1924.
“My Work has been my life.”

“What does Labor want?
. . . . We want more school-houses and less jails, more books and less guns, more learning and less vice, more leisure and less greed, more justice and less revenge.

. . . We want more . . . . opportunities to cultivate our better nature, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and child-hood more happy and bright.”
- - Gompers

In Memoriam

“He was a frontiersman, a pioneer; ‘he built not for himself but for others. Greatly he wrought, wondrously he fought for Human Freedom.”
- - Rabbi Stephen Wise
 
Location. 39° 28.313′ N, 87° 24.314′ W. Marker is
Eugene Debs Home (Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Eugene Debs Home (Museum)
in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker can be reached from North 8th Street south of Spruce Street. Click for map. Located in back-yard of the Eugene Debs home (museum). Can be reached by a back access drive from Sycamore Street - west of North 9th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker); Michael J. Quill (here, next to this marker); William H. Sylvis (here, next to this marker); Jerry Wurf (here, next to this marker); Joseph A. Beirne (here, next to this marker); Patrick J. Quinlan (here, next to this marker); Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); Peter J. McGuire (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Samuel Gompers Papers - - and Other Items::. (Submitted on August 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Leaders of Industrial Unionism ::. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Wide View - - Samuel Gompers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
3. Wide View - - Samuel Gompers Marker
The Gompers marker is the second from the left in this photo.
Labor leader a voter image. Click for full size.
By National Photo Company, circa 1910/1924
4. Labor leader a voter
"Labor leader a voter--Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, casting his ballot in his home district", image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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