Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michael J. Quill
1905 - - - - - 1966
Co-Founder and First International President of
Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO
1934 - - - Elected President of Transport Workers.
Organizing Subway, Bus and other Transit
workers from Coast to Coast.
1942 - - - Organized Airline Maintenance and Flight
Classification Workers of most
American and International Airlines
1954 - - - CIO Railroad Workers affiliated with TWU.
Member New York City Council (1937–1949)
Chairman New York City Council (1949–1959)
Member Executive Board International Confederation
of Free Trade Unions (1954–1955)
Vice-President of Eugene V. Debs Foundation (1962–1966)
Michael J. Quill spent his life in the cause of Industrial Unionism. He died as he lived. Fighting for the human dignity of workers everywhere - - - against poverty without regard to race, creed, color or National origin. Toward these ends he devoted his life to the building of the Transport Workers Union of America. It is
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions.
Location. 39° 28.314′ 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. Located in back-yard of Eugene Debs home (museum). Can be reached by a back access drive from Sycamore Street - west of North 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Gompers (here, next to this marker); Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker); Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); William H. Sylvis (here, next to this marker); Jerry Wurf (here, next to this marker); Patrick E. Gorman (here, next to this marker); Joseph A. Beirne (here, next to this marker); Patrick J. Quinlan (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . . Leaders of Industrial Unionism ::. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.