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American Ornithology; or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States
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Signed at the lower right in brown and blue ink: "Enit Kaufman"
A native of Lucas, Iowa, John L. Lewis began his career in the mines and soon became involved in union affairs. He became vice-president of the United Mine Workers of America in 1917; he was elected president three years later and served until 1959. He was an organizer of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization, serving as president of the latter from 1935 to 1941.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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