William Green AF of L 1937 Green family photo

William Green AF of L 1937

Taken at White House, Washington DC, District of Columbia USA on .

William Green, A.F. of L. President getting out of his car on his way to see President Roosevelt at the White House. Questioned by newsmen after the meeting, Green said he told the President the Fed ... show more

William Green, A.F. of L. President getting out of his car on his way to see President Roosevelt at the White House.

Questioned by newsmen after the meeting, Green said he told the President the Federation was "very much disappointed" over Senate action on the Judiciary Reorganization Bill. Green said he also expressed to the President the hope that Congress would pass a minimum wage and maximum hour bill and a housing measure at this session.

William Green was President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952. His father was a coal miner and he also worked in the mines beginning at the age of 16.

In 1910, he was elected to the Ohio Senate. After the death of Samuel Gompers, he became President of the AF of L until his own death in 1952.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing photographer

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