Samuel Gompers

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers Full Name: Samuel Gompers
Nationality: American

Profession: Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Why Famous: A key figure in American labor history, he founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as the organization's president from 1886 until his death in 1924.

Born: January 27, 1850
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

Died: December 13, 1924 (aged 74)

Married Life

  • 1867-01-28 Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

Historical Events in the Life of Samuel Gompers

  • 1886-12-08 American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

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