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Timpson, Anne Burlaklocked

(24 May 1911–09 July 2002)
  • Aviva Chomsky


Timpson, Anne Burlak (24 May 1911–09 July 2002), labor activist, was born in Slatington, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrant parents, Harry Burlak, a union organizer at the Bethlehem Steel Mill, and Anastasia (Nellie) Smigel Burlak. Harry Burlak had fled Tsarist Russia and introduced Anne to radical politics early in life. Anne had dreams of becoming a schoolteacher but reluctantly dropped out of school at age fourteen to work in a local silk mill to help support her family. By age sixteen she had become active in union organizing. In 1927 she met the labor activist ...

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