Walter Reuther
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N 40° 02.042 W 080° 41.302
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Walter Reuther a labor leader.
Waymark Code: WMXQQQ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/15/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Walter Reuther

The son of German immigrants, Reuther was born 1 September 1907 in Wheeling. Influenced by his father's work in the labor movement, he moved to Detroit, where he worked for Ford and organized auto workers. One of 20th century's most influential labor leaders, he served as president of United Auto Workers from 1946 until his death, and as president of the CIO. Killed in plane crash on May 9, 1970.
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Marker Title: Walter Reuther

Marker Location: East of Rt 88.

County or Independent City: Bethlehem, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2005

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