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Labor Unions
Politician members in Indiana

  Joseph Breckinridge Board Jr. (b. 1931) — also known as Joseph B. Board, Jr. — of Scotia, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Princeton, Gibson County, Ind., March 5, 1931. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; university professor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 1993.
  Frank Buchanan (1862-1930) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born near Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., June 14, 1862. Democrat. Ironworker; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1911-17; in 1915, when the U.S. was still neutral in World War I, he was president of "Labor's National Peace Council," which advocated a weapons embargo against the countries then at war; the organization secretly received funding from German agents; when a grand jury investigation was announced, he retaliated by introducing resolutions to impeach U.S. Attorney H. Snowden Marshall; indicted in December 1915, along with H. Robert Fowler, Frank S. Monnett, and others, for restraint of trade over the Peace Council's attempts to foment strikes in U.S. munitions plants; stood trial in May 1917, along with (ultimately) six co-defendants; the jury convicted three, but deadlocked over the other four, including Buchanan; he was not re-tried. Died, of heart disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 18, 1930 (age 67 years, 308 days). Interment at Irving Park Boulevard Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Buchanan and Emeline (Connor) Buchanan; married, March 17, 1898, to Minnie Murphy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Vincent Buckley (1894-1954) — also known as James V. Buckley — of Lansing, Cook County, Ill. Born in Saginaw County, Mich., May 15, 1894. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., July 30, 1954 (age 60 years, 76 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Julia May Carson (1938-2007) — also known as Julia Carson; Julia May Porter — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 8, 1938. Democrat. Staff assistant for U.S. Rep. Andrew Jacobs, Jr., 1965-72; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1972-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004; member of Indiana state senate, 1976-90; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1997-2007 (10th District 1997-2003, 7th District 2003-07); died in office 2007. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers. Died, of lung cancer, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 15, 2007 (age 69 years, 160 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Grandmother of André D. Carson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William R. Copeland (1909-1992) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Washington, Daviess County, Ind., May 8, 1909. Democrat. Rigger; president, United Mine Workers Local 12100; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1953-74 (Wayne County 6th District 1953-54, Wayne County 18th District 1955-64, 27th District 1965-74); defeated in primary, 1974, 1976. Catholic. Member, Eagles; United Mine Workers; Knights of Columbus. Died in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., April 22, 1992 (age 82 years, 350 days). Interment at Michigan Memorial Park, Huron Township, Wayne County, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1936 to Helen Kazmierski.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Eugene V. Debs Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926) — also known as Eugene V. Debs — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 5, 1855. Socialist. Locomotive fireman on the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad; secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen in 1880-93; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1885; founder in 1893 and president (1893-97) of the American Railway Union; arrested during a strike in 1894 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder; the charges were dropped, but he was jailed for six months for contempt of court; became a Socialist while incarcerated; candidate for President of the United States, 1900 (Social Democratic), 1904 (Socialist), 1908 (Socialist), 1912 (Socialist), 1920 (Socialist); in 1905, was a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World ("Wobblies"), which hoped to organize all workers in "One Big Union"; convicted under the Sedition and Espionage Act for an anti-war speech he made in 1918, and sentenced to ten years in federal prison; released in 1921. Member, Knights of Pythias; American Civil Liberties Union. Died in Lindlahr Sanitarium, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Ill., October 20, 1926 (age 70 years, 349 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Debs and Marguerite (Betterich) Debs; married, June 9, 1885, to Katherine 'Kate' Metzel (step-sister-in-law of Bertha D. Baur).
  Cross-reference: Victor L. Berger — William A. Cunnea
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Eugene V. Debs: James Chace, 1912 : Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs : The Election that Changed the Country — Charles W. Carey, Jr., Eugene V. Debs : Outspoken Labor Leader and Socialist (for young readers)
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
  Jesse L. Dickinson (b. 1906) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Lincoln County, Okla., March 11, 1906. Democrat. Musician; social worker; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1943-46. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; United Auto Workers. Burial location unknown.
  Tracy M. Doll (1897-1970) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Noble County, Ind., February 4, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1945-46, 1949-50; defeated, 1946 (Wayne County 1st District), 1950 (Wayne County 1st District), 1964 (4th District). Catholic. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in 1970 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  William Grant Edens (1863-1957) — also known as William G. Edens — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 27, 1863. Republican. Railway conductor; banker; president, Illinois Highway Improvement Association, 1912-20; leading advocate for construction of hard surface roads; campaign manager for U.S. Sen William B. McKinley, 1920 and 1926; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1934. Methodist. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; American Bankers Association; Knights of Pythias; Moose. Died, in the Villa St. Cyril old age home, Highland Park, Lake County, Ill., November 14, 1957 (age 93 years, 352 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Hervey G. Washington Edens and Elsie Jane (Fought) Edens; married, December 9, 1896, to Lillian Maude Bruner.
  The Edens Expressway (opened 1951, now mostly part of I-94), in Cook County, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allen J. Flannigan (b. 1909) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Princeton, Gibson County, Ind., June 9, 1909. Democrat. Telegraph operator; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; toolgrinder; committeeman of Steelworkers Local 1114, 1948-56; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 7th District, 1957-66. Member, United Steelworkers of America. Burial location unknown.
  José Miguel Gallardo (1897-1976) — of Puerto Rico; Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in San Germán, San Germán Municipio, Puerto Rico, September 29, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; college professor; Puerto Rico comissioner of education, 1937-45; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1940-41, 1941. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Reserve Officers Association; Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, July 18, 1976 (age 78 years, 293 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of José Gallardo and Luisa (Garcia) Gallardo; married, June 23, 1926, to Ida Evans Magee.
  Franklin Delano Garrison (1934-2009) — also known as Frank Garrison — of Freeland, Saginaw County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Delta Township, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., December 28, 1934. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976 (alternate), 1980 (alternate), 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1984; president, Michigan AFL-CIO, 1986-99. Member, United Auto Workers; NAACP. Died, in Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 17, 2009 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Owen Cemetery, Thomas Township, Saginaw County, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Franklin Roosevelt
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph J. Kowalski (1911-1967) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., February 19, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; international representative, AFL-CIO; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1949-67 (Wayne County 1st District 1949-54, Wayne County 10th District 1955-64, 19th District 1965-67); defeated, 1946; died in office 1967; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1965-66; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in 1967 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Lorraine Kapp.
  Joseph G. O'Connor (1904-1967) — of Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 24, 1904. Democrat. Trained as an engineer; gold assayer for Yellow Jacket Mining Co., Nevada; worked for Chrysler Corporation in the 1930s; executive board member, United Auto Workers Local 7, 1938; national representative to the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1941-48; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1949-62 (Wayne County 1st District 1949-54, Wayne County 6th District 1955-62); defeated in primary, 1962. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Maccabees; Knights of Equity. Died in 1967 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Velma Eugen Jones.
  Frank A. Strehl (b. 1889) — of Owensville, Gibson County, Ind. Born in Gibson County, Ind., October 13, 1889. Democrat. Railway station agent; insurance business; chair of Gibson County Democratic Party, 1932-44; president, Owensville Telephone Corporation. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Joseph Tobin (1875-1955) — also known as Daniel J. Tobin — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in County Clare, Ireland, April, 1875. Democrat. General president, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1907-52; secretary-treasurer, American Federation of Labor, 1917-28; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1948. Irish ancestry. Member, Teamsters Union. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 14, 1955 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Reagan.
  See also Wikipedia article
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