Hoover, J. Edgar

1956 letter as FBI Director expressing sympathy to widow of prominent anti-Communist labor leader

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(1895-1972) Controversial 1st FBI Director 1924-72, known for chasing gangsters, Nazis and Communists. TLS as Director on FBI letterhead, Washington, June 4 1956, to Mrs. Matthew Woll, NYC. Director Hoover was distressed to learn of her husbandís passing, extends sympathy on her loss, and praises her husbandís contributions and service to the labor movement. Matthew Woll (1880-1956) International Photo-Engravers Union of North America (IPEU) President 1906-29, American Federation of Labor (AFL) VP 1919-55, AFL-CIO VP 1955-56. A lifelong Republican, he was one of the most conservative of US labor leaders, a vitrioloic anti-Communist. He was a confidant of AFL Presidents Samuel Gompers and William Green, who found a kindred anti-Communist in Woll, and the two became close. During WW II, Woll served on the National War Labor Board. Later, he served as a consultant to the United Nations on trade union issues, and was instrumental in working with Eleanor Roosevelt to incorporate language protecting the right to form and/or join a union into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Condition: Very good
Type:Letter






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