National Affairs: The Gladiators

Attorneys arguing the great coal case were almost obscured by the shadows cast by John L. Lewis, the U.S. Government, and the momentous issues. But seldom had opposing counsel seemed more aptly cast.

Joseph Arthur Padway, bullnecked, grey-haired, 55-year-old defender of John Lewis, is general counsel for the A.F.L. and the archetype of the U.S. labor lawyer. As confidant, adviser, defender of Jimmy Petrillo, Dan Tobin and many another A.F.L. chieftain, Joe Padway has written both labor history and labor law, could boast of many a thwacking from Columnist Westbrook Pegler. He was born...

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