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John L. Lewis (I) (1880–1969)

John L. Lewis was born in Iowa in 1880. His parents were Welsh immigrants, and his father got a job in the coal mines. He was soon blacklisted by mine owners for protesting the terrible working conditions under which miners labored for little pay and no benefits. Lewis dropped out of grammar school to go to work in the mines, and in 1906 he was ... See full bio »

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See It Now Himself
1952

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 1952 See It Now (TV Series documentary)
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- Episode #2.8 (1952) ... Himself
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 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
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 1993 The Great Depression (TV Series documentary)
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- Mean Things Happening (1993) ... Himself - Founder CIO
 1976 Harlan County U.S.A. (Documentary)
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 1950 The Golden Twenties (Documentary)
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Chief founder and first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1936-1940). See more »

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Aquarius

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