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East Durham in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John E. Lawe

(February 26, 1919 - January 5,1989)

 

—Champion of the Working Man —

 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
1. John E. Lawe Marker
Inscription.  John Edward Lawe, stood tall in the U.S. labor movement, a union man all his working life: 35 years with the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO as a dues-paying member, officer and international president (1985-1989). He was a dynamic local union leader: forceful negotiator: forward looking labor statesman and thoughtful labor spokesman. This emigrant from Kilgass, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland, befriended and helped all struggling emigrant peoples. A proud Irish American (chosen grand marshal of New York City's 1987 St. Patrick's Day Parade), John was faithful to and supportive of both his native land and his adopted country. he was a dutiful husband, loving and protective father, an involved and much-honored community citizen. A concerned Roman Catholic gentleman. He passed this way and left it better for his passing.
 
Location. 42° 22.098′ N, 74° 5.208′ W. Marker is in East Durham, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Route 145, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Durham NY 12423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
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By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
2. John E. Lawe Marker
as the crow flies. Stone Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); R.R. Disaster (approx. 2.6 miles away); Drill Grounds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Early Sawmill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Greenville (approx. 4.6 miles away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 4.7 miles away); Meeting House Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Durham.
 
Also see . . .  John Lawe Obituary (NY Times). (Submitted on March 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
3. John E. Lawe Marker
John E. Lawe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
4. John E. Lawe Marker
The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, remembers with pride and gratitude, John E. Lawe, President 1985-1989.

His work and dedication made a lasting difference in the lives of all American transportation workers.

May he rest in peace
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By Steve Stoessel, March 24, 2019
5. John E. Lawe Marker
People who put up such signs deserve to have them published.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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