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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Nelson

(1917-1959)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
1. John Nelson Marker
Inscription. Chief Steward & President, United Electrical Workers Union Local 506, 1942-1959. Accused of McCarthy-era Communist activity, he was the first union leader fired by General Electric, 1953. He defended workers’ civil liberties while UE represented him in court. He died prematurely at 42.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 9.021′ N, 80° 0.919′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 5) and Rankine Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Located at UE Local 506. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain C. V. Gridley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Erie Land Lighthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); General Anthony Wayne Blockhouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); Anthony Wayne (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Presque Isle (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pennsylvania National Guard (approx. 3.4 miles away); Presque Isle Forts (approx. 3.4 miles away); American Fort (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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John Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
2. John Nelson Marker
 John W. Nelson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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