Thursday, 7 June 2018

9) Walter Philip Reuther

Walter Philip Reuther (1907 – 1970). American leader of organized labor and civil rights activist who built the United Automobile Workers (UAW) into one of the most progressive labor unions in American history.

- "Reuther became a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who often referred to him as his red-haired engineer."

- "Mr. Reuther, boyish‐looking, even at the peak of his career, had red hair and was of me dium height and solidly built."

- "Walter Reuther, nicknamed “Red” because of his red hair, was not tall but he was physically fit, never drank nor smoked."

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