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." http://www.motorcities.org/Story/+More+than+a+Labor+Leader+Reuthers+Legacy+Endures-27.html

- "Mr. Reuther, boyish‐looking, even at the peak of his career, had red hair and was of me dium height and solidly built." https://www.nytimes.com/1970/05/11/archives/walter-reuther-union-pioneer-with-broad-influence-far-beyond-the.html

- "Walter Reuther, nicknamed “Red” because of his red hair, was not tall but he was physically fit, never drank nor smoked." https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan-history/2017/09/02/walter-reuther-uaw-giant/105249350/

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