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Lewis, John L.locked

(12 February 1880–11 June 1969)
  • Robert H. Zieger

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Lewis, John L. (12 February 1880–11 June 1969), labor leader, was born John Llewellyn Lewis in Lucas County, Iowa, the son of Thomas Lewis, a coal miner and policeman, and Ann Louisa Watkins. Both parents were Welsh-born. Through the 1880s and into the early 1890s, the family lived in ill-constructed, company-owned houses with an outdoor privy....

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