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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 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. 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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 533 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.