Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Patrick E. Gorman
1892 - - - - - 1980
International President, 1923 – 1942
International Secretary-Treasurer, 1942 – 1976
Chairman of the Board, 1976 – 1979
Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen
of North America
Longevity alone would make Pat Gorman a labor legend. His 56 years of service to Amalgamated members is unparalleled in Labor History.
Trained in the Law and skilled in using the pen, Pat Gorman was a passionate advocate for working people. His eloquent, stubborn commitment to economic and social justice made him the social conscience of the Labor Movement.
He made the comfortable uncomfortable in order to make the uncomforted a little more comfortable. An early advocate of union merger, he helped build a great union, which has been entrusted to those who in 1990 honor his memory.
Erected 1990 by United Food & Commercial Workers International Union.
Location. 39° 28.315′ N, 87° 24.314′ W. Marker is 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 Eugene Debs
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); Mother Jones (here, next to this marker); Sidney Hillman (here, next to this marker); Michael J. Quill (here, next to this marker); Charles Luna (here, next to this marker); William D. "Big Bill" Haywood (here, next to this marker); Samuel Gompers (here, next to this marker); Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . .
1. Biography::. (Submitted on August 20, 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 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.