COAL: President Lewis

John L. Lewis has " the best poker face west of the Hudson."

He is one of the most able leaders that the labor movement has yet produced, shrewd, adroit, resourceful, a dangerous opponent either at the bargaining table or on the industrial field of battle.

He is not a radical.

And he is President of the United Mine Workers of America.

Life. He was born in Lucas, a small Iowa mining town, on Feb. 12, 1880, of Welsh parents who immigrated in the 70's. His father was a blacklisted coal miner...

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